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Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (Original)

Janet Yates Vogt, Mark Friedman

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  4f, 4m

Book, Music and Lyrics By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair!

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (Original)

by  Janet Yates Vogt Mark Friedman

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Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (Original)

OVERVIEW

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description

Hold on to your hair and prepare for a brand new magical musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale! On the edge of glory, the evil Lady Za Za determines to rule the kingdom by keeping the beautiful Princess Rapunzel - with the long, long, long hair - trapped in a tower in the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest. It'll be up to Sir Roderick and his hair stylist friend Edgar (who is on a quest to find the perfect head of hair) to rescue Princess Rapunzel and restore the kingdom - with the help of a slightly neurotic Gypsy Woman - isn't there one in every fairy tale? and a tired, yet witty, old dragon named Socrates - who has lost his poof!


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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Medieval (6th-14th c.)
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Setting:

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale takes place in a fairy tale kingdom – in a distant time and a land far, far, away - or maybe it simply takes place tomorrow in a kingdom just a few miles down the freeway.

Casting

4f, 4m
Cast Attributes
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
PRINCIPALS
4 Men
4 Women

CHARACTERS
RAPUNZEL – A princess with extremely long hair – trapped in a tower - who loves to sing – longs to be free
SOCRATES – An enchanted dragon - an older, bespectacled dragon – worse for wear - with an English accent – he has been enchanted so he cannot fly or breathe fire and must stay near to Rapunzel's tower all by a spell cast by Za Za.
LADY ZA ZA (aka LADY ZAZALINSKY) – Rapunzel's Aunt – secretly the Wicked Enchantress – who is outrageously dressed with over the top hair and makeup (in the style of "œLady Gaga") – and who always wears large a bright purple jewel on a necklace around her neck. She has been running the Kingdom as the Duchess but is obsessed with being Queen. NOTE: consider changing her hair/wigs at various times during the show.
SIR RODERICK – A handsome young man seeking a worthy quest – he just doesn't know what it is yet
EDGAR – The greatest hair stylist in the kingdom and Sir Roderick's best friend
MAN EXTRA / KING – A peasant – who in the final scene - is revealed to be the King, Rapunzel's father
WOMAN EXTRA 1 / QUEEN – A peasant – who in the final scene – is revealed to be the Queen, Rapunzel's mother
GYPSY WOMAN / WOMAN EXTRA 2 – A mysterious woman living in the forest – a cross between an older Fran Drescher and a hypochondriac Jersey Housewife – plus other doubled roles

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway, Contemporary Broadway
  • Dance Requirements: Easy
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Medium
1. ''Opening Music''
2. ''A Very Hairy Fairy Tale''
3. ''Before Oh I Wish''
4. ''Oh I Wish''
5. ''A Very Hairy Fair Tale Transition Music''
6. ''It's All About Me''
7. ''Edgar's Quest Moment''
8. ''A Very Hairy Fairy Tale Reprise''
9. ''What a Very Lovely Day''
10. ''What A Very Lovely Day Reprise''
11. ''dialogue''
12. ''Before Song of the Gypsy Woman - Part 1''
13. ''Song of the Gypsy Woman - Part 1''
14. ''Song of the Gypsy Woman - Part 2''
15. ''Before Nothing Rhymes with Rapunzel''
16. ''Nothing Rhymes with Rapunzel''
17. ''What a Very Lovely Day Snippet 3''
18. ''What Would You Do with All This Hair''
19. ''Everything Rhymes with Rapunzel''
20. ''The Battle''
21. ''Coronation Music/It's All About Me Reprise''
22. ''The Chase''
23. ''A Very Hairy Fairy Tale Finale''

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Piano

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Full Package:
10 Libretto Vocal
1 Piano Vocal

Media

Press

"Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale is a colorful and genially zany musical that will delight the kids and charm the parents as well. With an appealing pop-rock score by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, this musical adaptation of the Rapunzel fairy tale is full of lighthearted hilarity, keeping the proceedings broad and frolicsome. Children will enjoy the musical's gentle merriment. The inside jokes directed at theater and fairy tales, meanwhile, will likely beguile the adults. Winning! A perfect storybook atmosphere."
— Paul Hyde, Greenville Online

"Just saw this show yesterday at Casa Manana Theatre. First time I took my daughter to a play or musical and she absolutely adored it. She can't wait to come back to see another. I thoroughly enjoyed it, too! Very good musical for kids - she kept glued to the stage the whole time and laughed and clapped throughout!"
— Melanie K., A Happy Online Mom

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale is recommended for children 4 and older. Adults will enjoy it as well with a clever script that’s full of fun pop culture references. …take some time to relax with the family, and enjoy this hair-larious update of a familiar fairy tale."
— Cathy O’Neal, Theater Jones

“The musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman kept a young crowd enthralled with its clever take on a familiar story. The melodies are tuneful… it’s a silly, fractured fairy tale, but there’s a lot of charm…”
— Nancy Churnin, Dallas News

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Authors

Janet Yates Vogt

Janet Yates Vogt has been a writer, composer and lyricist all of her life. She credits her career today to her family's support, the guidance of many wonderful directors and producers, and to her many outstanding teachers – from her first grade teacher who notated Janet's first songs and taught them to the class t ...

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Mark Friedman

Playwright, composer, and lyricist, Mark Friedman fell in love with musicals at an early age. Watching his favorites - Peter Pan, Singing in the Rain, Music Man (to name just a few) - on TV, prompted him and his brothers to build their own theatre in the basement of their home, complete with lighting grid and sound sys ...

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