More magic from the Oak Bluffs School drama department, which this weekend premieres the original one-act musical Waking Beauty, A Fairy’s Tale.
This play tells the true story of Sleeping Beauty and the fairy who was not invited to the princess’ christening. The fairy, named Mathilda (pronounced with the “h”), was not evil but more of a magical klutz who had a habit of giving bad gifts. Once the beauty is asleep, the rest of the fairies work to find the princess’ one true love to wake her and the rest of the kingdom.
However, once found, the prince’s evil brother (whom he calls the “not so nice one”) tries to steal the kingdom and the princess for himself. Like all fairy tales this one does end happily ever after.
This is the newest play from authors Donna Swift and Ross Mihalko and composer Brian Weiland, who also have produced Bears Beware, Goldilocks is in Your Town and Bluebeard.
Waking Beauty includes fun musical numbers by Brian Weiland such as She’s Got A Lot Dollars But She’s Got No Sense, There’s a Party at the Palace for the Princess, and No Curse, No Kiss.
Students in grades five through eight perform Waking Beauty tonight, Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. and two shows on Saturday, March 29, at 11 a.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the world premier of this new play on the Oak Bluffs School stage: tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids and $25.00 for a family. The show runs about 50 minutes and is appropriate for the whole family.