The Frog Prince Plays Scotland and Chicago, Aug. 8-28

The Frog Prince, a new musical based on the classic fairy tale about species-transforming love will first play the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland before leaping across the ocean to be presented as part of Stages 2005: A Festival of New Musicals in Chicago.

With a book and lyrics by Charles Leipart and music by Eric Schorr, The Frog Prince will first be performed for
eight performances in repertory in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as presented by The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (at Augustine's Sanctuary, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh); performances begin on August 8th and run through August 28th. The show will also be performed in the Windy City on August 13th at 3:30 PM and on August 14th at 3:45 PM at Theatre Building Chicago (1225 West Belmont).

"In this wacky, romantic and adult spin on the classic Grimm fairytale, a kingdom in Renaissance France is in chaos—a 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 Theatre in Wales, 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.


A few songs from The Frog Prince are currently featured on BroadwayWorld radio. For more information on the show, visit www.edfringe.com or www.theatrebuildingchicago.org.


Photo--Neil Simpson, photographed by Kevin Low


 


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