Friday, December 6, 2013

Sleeping Beauty and the Beast

We were trying to decide what to do for the Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera's spring musical. OUr producer, Virginia DeLand said she wanted us to write an adaptation of a classic children's show. She said, let's do either Sleep Beauty or the Beast -- sort of by accident. And I thought the title sounded so funny, I decided to merge the two fairy tale stories, thus creating a wonderfully goofy script that became: "Sleeping Beauty and the Beast." It was written around 1995, if memory serves. Like Sahara NIghts, the show was originally a musical, but when it was finally published by Heuer Plays, they went with a non-musical version. But for the most part, the script is pretty much the same. Back in 2007, Tevas Drama Department posted this YouTube video, a collage of images from their rehearsals and performances. Looks like they had fun!