The Princess King and The Grunch
Our 1st and 2nd Stagers present a double feature!
May 1st, 2020 at 7:00pm
May 2nd, 2020 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Act One: The Princess King by Jeff Fluharty
Princess Genevieve wants to marry Henry, but he’s just a common cook. Of course, the king thinks this is ridiculous and takes it upon himself to choose who will be the next king and a suitable husband for his daughter. Though the princess begs her father to let her lead the kingdom herself, the king instead decides to hold a contest to find the next king. Princess Genevieve is outraged that she has been reduced to a trophy for her father’s contest, so she and Henry cook up a plot to have Genevieve enter the contest herself. Disguised as a prince, Genevieve is intent on proving to her father that she is worthy to wear the kingdom’s crown. Meanwhile, to cover for her absence, Henry clumsily masquerades as the princess, and Genevieve’s maid tries to cover for the cook!
Directed by Stefannie Flannigan
Act Two: The Grunch by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey
Inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; he’ll steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail?
Directed by Dez Nanassy
Music Direction by Jaclyn Paul
Choreography by Corinne Marray