Sleeping Beauty (Musical)
by Charles Way
Composed by Chad Henry
Orchestrations by David Duvall
This musical retelling of the classic tale follows a spirited Princess Briar Rose, as two magical sisters, Branwen and Modron, vie for her life. Branwen gives her to the King and Queen, but Modron vows no one shall have her. On Briar Rose's sixteenth birthday, Modron casts a hundred-year sleep hex, only to be broken by true love's kiss. Branwen sends her a creature-companion, Gryff, to protect her. Alas, only Prince Owain, her friend, can save her when she falls prey to the curse. His task? To conquer the Spider King and magical fairies - and to vanquish Modron.
"If you’re looking for children’s holiday entertainment with depth, the ancient art form of the fairy tale fills the bill." -Seattle Post Intelliger
Pages: 82 pg
Casting Breakdown: 12 characters (Doubling Possible)
Estimated Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
Availability: Performance licenses are only available in the United States and Canada
Originally produced in Seattle Children's Theatre's 2005-2006 Season
- Full orchestration for bass, bells, cello, clarinet, flute/piccolo, guitar/dulcimer, harp, horn/english, horn, oboe, organ synthesizer, percussion, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, and violin.
- Performance tracks including 70 audio files that can be used for underscoring, backtracking, and sound effects.
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