James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fantastic musical weaves together fairy-tale figures such as Cinderalla, Jack (of the beanstalk), Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel and the witch, and more than one handsome Prince, but not as you’ve seen them before. An ambivalent Cinderalla, who’s not sure she wants to marry a Prince? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A witch… who raps?
What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a cautionary tale about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children. Be careful what you wish for…
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia