Musical. Book and lyrics by Michael Elliot Brill. Music and orchestrations by David Jackson.
Cast: 5m., 2w., with doubling, or up to 15 (7m., 3w., 5 either gender) with roles distributed. This play is a clever and charming twist on the typical fairy tale. Sorcerer Wartsitch, "the wicked and the nasty," ruins the princess' 21st birthday bash. The princess is scheduled to choose a prince, but Sorcerer Wartsitch curses her with a small tree of undetermined variety growing out of her head. The princess has only three days to get it off—or the spell will be permanent. Gimlet, "the good and the kind," uses his magic and wits to help her collect pieces of a riddle from each of the Four Winds. With only two minutes to go, the riddle is solved and the princess meets her choice prince—none other than Gimlet himself. Production notes are available in the script containing full details on sound cues, props and special effects. Simple sets. Fairy tale costumes. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.
Accompaniment CD (sound score and songs)
Rehearsal CD (songs with words and cues)
Music Preview CD