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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Musicals

New Release - A LITTLE PRINCESS

Presenting our final New Release for JUmpin' JUNE...

"We need this kind of family musical to bring parents and children to live theatre."
Richard Connema, Talkin' Broadway
 

CREDITS:

Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Music by Andrew Lippa
Based on the novel by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated G

BACKGROUND:

Written by Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa (JOHN & JEN) and award-winning book-writer and lyricist Brian Crawley (VIOLET), A LITTLE PRINCESS is the story of a little girl with a great big imagination.

A LITTLE PRINCESS, which features an updated script, score, orchestrations, and new material, is based on Francis Hodgson Burnett's children's novel, popular since the late 19th century. The story has been made into several films, including a 1917 film starring Mary Pickford as Sara, a 1939 version with Shirley Temple, and a 1995 version directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

STORY:

Separated from her father and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress; Sara is made a servant to the institution when her father is reported dead, and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her with the grace and virtue of a little princess.

SOME AUDIO & VIDEO INSPIRATION:

A new version of A LITTLE PRINCESS premiered with a concert staging at Texas State University, 16-19 October, 2011. The Texas State University production, conducted by composer, Andrew Lippa, provided the opportunity to finalize the script, score, orchestrations and new material.
The final performance was live-streamed on the internet and you can watch
a sample of this concert performance here:

“Son My Love” - Jessica DeJong (Sophomore) as Sara, Jim Price (Broadway actor and Musical Theatre Faculty and Head of Playwrighting Program), plays Captain Crewe with ensemble. “Live Out Loud” - Jessica DeJong (Sophomore) as Sara brings the house down with her rendition of this amazing song.

 

On September 13, 2011, Ghostlight Records released the world-premiere studio recording featuring Sierra Boggess, Will Chase, Julia Murney, Laura Benanti, Nikki Renee Daniels, Titus Burgess, Remy Zaken, Morgan James, Michael McElroy and more.


Enjoy these stunning performances, by checking out our Audio samples online, requesting to peruse a reference recording, or buying the Cast Recording CD – available through iTunes or from your local CD store.
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