Rapunzel

by  Kristin Walter, Michael Walter

Short Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 3f, 1m or f

"In addition to the comedy, children will enjoy Michael Walter's pop score." -The New York Times

"Michael Walter's tuneful music relays the message of endurance and love conveyed by (Kristin) Walter's lyrics."-Off-Off Broadway Revi…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

In this twist on the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel is snatched from her parents on the night of her birth by the evil witch who lives next door and is raised in a tower for sixteen years. The beautiful young woman finds her prince, but he turns out to be quite different than she expected; he is her twin brother! Together, they defeat the witch and are reunited with their true parents.
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Reviews

"In addition to the comedy, children will enjoy Michael Walter's pop score." -The New York Times"Michael Walter's tuneful music relays the message of endurance and love conveyed by (Kristin) Walter's lyrics."-Off-Off Broadway Review

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Interior of cottage; Exterior of palace; Exterior of tower; The woods.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Pop/Rock
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

2m, 3f, 1m or f
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Drag performance
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

The role of Nurse can be played by a separate female actor or by the same actor who plays the Father.

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8 Piano Vocal Scores

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Authors

Kristin Walter

Kristin Walter is the author of The Selfish Giant, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel,

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Michael Walter

Michael Walter

Rapunzel was originally produced by the celebrated and critically-acclaimed Manhattan Children's Theatre.

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