Everyone is familiar with the tale of Sleeping Beauty, but what if she had the opportunity to wake up in the unfamiliar world of today? Find out by taking a short trip to the Players Club of Swarthmore.
Sleeping Beauty: The Time Traveler and Her New Millennium Prince is an upbeat and fun musical fairy tale that is sure to entertain the littlest audience members, as well as the little kid inside all of the adults.
With music by Deborah Wicks La Puma and lyrics by Andrea Dodd combined with Janet Stanford’s storytelling, this family-friendly show is a great start to the Players Clubs trio of Children’s Theatre productions taking place this summer.
In this new-telling of the classic fairy tale, Rolly is a typical 5th grader whose boring summer vacation turns into a terrific adventure when he stumbles on the past and finds himself in the Age of Charlemagne. There he encounters a feisty 12-year-old girl who yearns to be a knight and travel to the edge of the world.
However, her parents, the king and queen, are oddly protective and will not allow the princess to leave the castle walls. Together, the young people plan to run away to Rolly’s world, the Age of Computers. They are stopped by the king and queen, who reveal the secret curse that was laid on the princess at birth: that she will one day prick her finger on a spindle and sleep for a thousand years. At last, Rolly and Princess Aurora are united in the present day, destined for “happily ever after.”
This interactive musical, recommended for children age 3 and up, is scheduled to run eight performances: Saturdays, June 11 and June 18, and Sundays, June 12 and June 19, with two performances each day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
All performances are on the Players Club’s Raymond W. Smith Stage on the second floor. Adult tickets are $10 each and children under 12 are $8, cash or check only. All tickets are sold at the door on the day of the performance.
More information can be found at www.pcstheater.org. The Players Club of Swarthmore is located at 614 Fairview Road.