This is a very funky play.
It's one of those shows where I suddenly came up with the title first, and the rest of the play wrote itself. I had written more than my share of princess stories:
Sleeping Beauty and the Beast
Cinderella in New York
Mermaid in Miami
I started to realize that I was retelling fairy tales but setting them in a particular time and place. So why not those Disco Dancin' 1970s?
The show is a great deal of fun. It's not a musical, but drama teachers and performers are encouraged to include dance numbers if they wish to get down and boogie -- which I highly recommend.
Writing the Dwarves was the most enjoyable challenge, because I wanted them each to have their own 70s flavor. My favorite: the "Grumpy" dwarf is named Nixon.