a non-verbal, participatory music theater production for the whole family (ages 4 and up)


As a Christmas surprise for their parents, the forestchildren Vesta and Diana want to decorate a pine tree, but accidentally they turn King Winter's land upside down. Then, for his part, King Winter has to enlist the help of his fellow seasons Prince Primavera, Summerking Estate and Count Autumn Autunno to achieve another white Christmas in time. However, as benefits a good Christmas story: All's well that ends well!

Oh Tree of Wonder is a magical Christmas story with the forestchildren Vesta and Diana in the Gnome Forest! Four musicians slip into the roles of the four seasons and team up with the audience to sing classic Austrian, Portuguese and American Christmas songs as well as works by Claude Debussy, Engelbert Humperdinck and Astor Piazzolla. This participative concert is all about the non-verbal power of music. Together, performers and audience discover the techniques and functions of the orchestral instruments, hold conversations without words and enter musical competitions.

Oh Wunderbaum

Photo © Nina Ball

Credits Cast & Crew

Piccolo, Singing & Acting Sara Franchini (Vesta)

Flute, Singing & Acting Veronika Prünster (Diana)

Tuba & Acting Michael Pircher (King Winter Inverno)

Trumpet & Acting Thomas Bachmair (Prince Primavera)

Horn & Acting Simon Aiglstorfer (Summerking Estate)

Trombone & Acting Andreas Eitzinger (Count Autumn Autunno)


Idee Sara Franchini & Veronika Prünster

Concept, Stage direction & Script  Annechien Koerselman

Musical dramaturgy Annechien Koerselman, Sara Franchini & Veronika Prünster

Set- & Costumedesign Nina Ball

Lightdesign Annechien Koerselman

Tonkuenstler Musiceducation Lena Jaeger (2020) / Sara Franchini (2022)

Organisation Tonkuenstler Vienna



Klagenfurt (AT) Konzerthaus November 19, 2022, 16:00h Jeunesse

Ried im Innkreis (AT) Stadtsaal November 25, 2022 Jeunesse

Vienna (AT) Reaktor December 03, 2022, 15:00h Jeunesse

Vienna (AT) Reaktor December 04, 2022, 11:00 & 15:00h Jeunesse

Horn (AT) December, 12 2022, Jeunesse

Dornbirn (AT) Spielboden December 17, 2022, Jeunesse



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