Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair! Hold on to your hair and prepare for a brand new magical musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale! On the edge of glory, the evil Lady Za Za determines to rule the kingdom by keeping the beautiful Princess Rapunzel - with the long, long, long hair - trapped in a tower in the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest. It’ll be up to Sir Roderick and his hair stylist friend Edgar (who is on a quest to find the perfect head of hair) to rescue Princess Rapunzel and restore the kingdom - with the help of a slightly neurotic Gypsy Woman - isn't there one in every fairy tale? and a tired, yet witty, old dragon named Socrates - who has lost his poof!
Suggested Audience Age Range: Ages 4 and Up
Running Time: 1 hour, Optional Intermission
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"Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” is a colorful and genially zany musical that will delight the kids and charm the parents as well. With an appealing pop-rock score by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, this musical adaptation of the Rapunzel fairy tale is full of lighthearted hilarity, keeping the proceedings broad and frolicsome. Children will enjoy the musical's gentle merriment. The inside jokes directed at theater and fairy tales, meanwhile, will likely beguile the adults. Winning! A perfect storybook atmosphere."— Paul Hyde, Arts Writer, Greenville Online, April 25, 2013
"Just saw this show yesterday at Casa Manana Theatre. First time I took my daughter to a play or musical and she absolutely adored it. She can't wait to come back to see another. I thoroughly enjoyed it, too! Very good musical for kids - she kept glued to the stage the whole time and laughed and clapped throughout!"— Melanie K. , A Happy Online Mom, April 23, 2013
Vocal Range of Characters:
- 1 – Perusal Libretto
- 1 – Piano Vocal Score
RAPUNZEL A princess with extremely long hair trapped in a tower - who loves to sing longs to be free
SOCRATES An enchanted dragon - an older, bespectacled dragon worse for wear - with an English accent he has been enchanted so he cannot fly or breathe fire and must stay near to Rapunzels tower all by a spell cast by Za Za.
LADY ZA ZA (aka LADY ZAZALINSKY) Rapunzels Aunt secretly the Wicked Enchantress who is outrageously dressed with over the top hair and makeup (in the style of Lady Gaga) and who always wears large a bright purple jewel on a necklace around her neck. She has been running the Kingdom as the Duchess but is obsessed with being Queen. NOTE: consider changing her hair/wigs at various times during the show.
SIR RODERICK A handsome young man seeking a worthy quest he just doesnt know what it is yet
EDGAR The greatest hair stylist in the kingdom and Sir Rodericks best friend
MAN EXTRA / KING A peasant who in the final scene - is revealed to be the King, Rapunzels father
WOMAN EXTRA 1 / QUEEN A peasant who in the final scene is revealed to be the Queen, Rapunzels mother
GYPSY WOMAN / WOMAN EXTRA 2 A mysterious woman living in the forest a cross between an older Fran Drescher and a hypochondriac Jersey Housewife plus other doubled roles