-- Joanne Joseph, NYC Fringe Festival
Rapunzel, a Musical Fantasy
By Eric Stedman
A musical in two acts
Rapunzel, kidnapped as a child by the wicked witch Gothel, is freed from her tower prison by handsome Prince Gunther who promises to show her the world. Their plans change when Gothel hears the Prince below the tower, cuts off Rapunzel's hair and allows the Prince to fall from the tower after he climbs it, then banishes Rapunzel to the Land of Eternal Winter. The blinded Gunther, his page Rolf, and Rapunzel's friend Pandora the white cat, ever pursued by the witch's Goblins, must summon their last ounce of courage to brave the dangers of the Forest of No Return and convince the powerful Goblin King to help them find the Prince's lost love. This all sounds pretty heavy but this script always maintains a pleasant sense of humor amid the menace and wonderful songs keep the audience’s interest high.
Originally written as a touring show, sets are simple and include a tower interior and forest and the suggestion of snow in the forest for the Land of Eternal Winter.
RAPUNZEL played recently to packed houses in Brisbane, Australia and has been produced by many schools and professional theatres, all to rave reviews -- this show is an easy-to-produce audience pleaser!
Scenes and Songs
Click on highlighted song title links to hear the music!
Prologue: Gothel's Garden
SCENE 1: A Room in Gothel's Tower
Forever -- Rapunzel and Pandora
Watchin' Your Hair Grow -- Goblins
Morning Star -- Rapunzel
Very First Kiss -- Prince and Rapunzel
SCENE 2: Outside the Tower
The Ballad of Devil Dan -- Pandora
SCENE 3: Inside the Tower at Midnight
Do Unto Others -- Gothel
SCENE 1: Outside the Tower
SCENE 2: The Lone Wolf's Cave
The Forest of No Return -- Wolf
SCENE 3: Deep in the Forest
The Knight and the Dragon -- Rolf, Pandora and Prince
SCENE 4: The Land of Eternal Winter
Hello -- Rapunzel
Song of the Wailing Woods
SCENE 6: The Land of Eternal Winter
Under the Snow --Rapunzel