Fiddlehead Theatre to Present Andrew Lippa's A LITTLE PRINCESS, 11/21-12/8
Fiddlehead Theatre Company will proudly premiere Andrew Lippa's A Little Princess as their first production as the resident company at Boston's historic Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA) from November 21 -December 8, 2013. The run will feature a post-show talkback with Tony-Nominated composer Andrew Lippa on Friday, November 29th, hosted by WGBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen. Tickets are $25-$45 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 617-229-6494 or online at www.fiddleheadtheatre.com. Student, senior and group discounts are available.
"We are thrilled to premiere A Little Princess in Boston, our first main stage production as the resident company at the Strand Theatre," said Fiddlehead Producing Artistic Director Meg Fofonoff. "Exploring themes of discrimination, self-empowerment, acceptance, and love, A Little Princess resonates as much today as Frances Hodgsen Burnett's original book when it was published in 1905. Fiddlehead Theatre Company's mission, to build community through the arts, is embodied in this production of A Little Princess and is the perfect kick-off to our official residency at the Strand. We look forward to serving as a cultural and educational resource and to inspiring Boston audiences for many years to come."
The cast of A Little Princess features Sirena Abalian as Sara Crewe, Shana Dirik* as Miss Minchin, Jared Troilo* as Captain Crewe, Liliane Klein* as Queen Victoria, Bridget Bierne* as Miss Amelia, Aubin Wise as Aljana and JarEd Dixon as Pasko. *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.
A beautiful story of heart and imagination in a multicultural world, A Little Princess is the perfect family outing for the holidays. Separated from her father and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue - helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress; Sara is made a servant to the institution when her father is reported dead, and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin's best efforts to degrade her with the grace and virtue of a little princess. Book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Music by Andrew Lippa, and based on the 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A Little Princess is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684; Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com