The Frog Prince Plays Scotland and Chicago, Aug. 8-28
"In this wacky, romantic
and adult spin on the classic Grimm fairytale, a kingdom in Renaissance France
is in chaosa Princess has met a frog she is determined to turn into a Prince.
Is the charming, intelligent, talking frog just a freak of Nature? Will the
Princess transform him into the Prince of her dreams? Or will she simply find
herself in bed with a frog?," queries the show's production notes. One of the winners in the Global Search for New Musicals, the show was previously presented at
the Cardiff International Festival of Musical
UK, by The Royal
Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in April. In
New York City, excerpts were sung in
June by David Burnham (The Light in the Piazza) and Jenny Powers (Little Women) in
Series V of Bound For Broadway at The Merkin Concert Hall.
The Frog Prince marks the third collaboration between Leipart (Kleban Award winner) and Schorr (winner of several ASCAP Awards). Espresso Trasho had its world premiere in the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival, and was subsequently presented in London in the Mercury Musical Developments West End Festival. For The Doctor's Wife, a musical adaptation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary, they received an Opera-Musical Theatre Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo--Neil Simpson, photographed by Kevin Low
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