Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Princess Playlist

When we learned that the A.R.T. Institute's The Light Princess was headed to the New Vic as part of our 2014-15 season, we freaked out a little--in a good way. Who doesn't love a great princess tale? Whether it's the story of Cinderella and her enchanted glass slipper, or Elsa singing "Let It Go" on a frozen mountain top, we're suckers for all things royal.

The Light Princess debuted in 1864 as a book, written by Scottish writer George MacDonald. It's not as ancient as the Grimm stories or Aesop's fables, but rather is a contemporary of more modern classics like Peter Pan (1902) and Alice in Wonderland (1865). The story of The Light Princess might not be as familiar to you as other princess stories like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, but it's grown in popularity recently, especially as a theater adaptation. If it's your first time hearing of the fairy tale, we can't wait for you to see it!

The best princess stories, especially in recent years, explore the many ways that women can do amazing things like save an entire kingdom, defeat frightening witches or break powerful spells that have turned them into frogs. It's no different in The Light Princess. In this story, the princess is the one who saves her prince from distress--that's what we call girl power!

So, in honor of the show, our fantastic Graphic & Media Production Coordinator put together a list of songs that inspire her when challenges arise. Have a listen--we promise these tunes will make you feel like you can change the world!
Hi! I'm Katie Diamond, one of the designers over here at the New Vic. Fairy tales are my absolute favorite, and when combined with sweet jams, I just can't control myself. So I made you a nice playlist that you can listen to in preparation for The Light Princess! The A.R.T. Institute's show is a musical, so enjoy these songs before-hand and then get ready to fall in love with their incredible original songs when you come to see the production!

1 comment:

  1. As an old Disney cartoon fan, I can definitely see that the princess stories are the backbone of theater stories. A lot of those stories started out in the theater and that fact also shows through in how they are portray. It is super fun to see the effect each story has on each new generation.
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