Following previous seasons sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen and Hansel and Gretel, the A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings another children’s story to life — The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman. Performances will be held at the Loeb Drama Center at from December 21 through January 5, 2014.
Based on George MacDonald's fairy tale, this world premiere musical tells the story of a young princess cursed to live without gravity. She floats through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, constantly threatened by high winds and low trees. If her parents, the King and Queen, don't help her come back to earth by her birthday, the curse will be permanent. Lila Rose Kaplan and Mike Pettry’s innovative and original adaptation of the classic story combines gravity defying ensemble choreography, regal costumes, and a larger-than-life fairy tale forest onstage in A.R.T.'s characteristic style of stage magic. Featuring graduate acting students from the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training, this energetic and interactive show is sure to be a sweet holiday treat for the whole family. The set design is by Julia Noulin-Merat, costume design by Arthur Oliver, and lighting design by Porsche McGovern.
Performances dates and times:
December 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and January 3, 4, 5 @ 10am