Rapunzarella White • A Fairly Fractured Tale (a musical)

Rapunzarella White • A Fairly Fractured Tale (a musical)

Book by June Rachelson-Ospa & Daniel Neiden

Lyrics by June Rachelson-Ospa

Music by Daniel Neiden

A Hilarious Brew of Bullwinkle with a Dash of Carol Burnett

Three fairy tale princesses are separated at birth and cursed by a bitter old witch–and finding true love is the only way to break the spell.

The setup for this fractured tale is told by – wait for it – Herschel, the Fairy “Tailor,” complete with Yiddish accent. RAPUNZARELLA WHITE follows three baby triplets, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Snow White, who are cursed, stolen and made miserable by their mother’s angry sister. When the Witch casts an evil spell, each sister is catapulted into her own fractured fairytale—Rapunzel craves junk food, Cinderella has self-esteem issues,  Snow White is allergic to apples, and each dreams of being rescued by a handsome Prince. Beau, Barry, and Burly-Bob may be a little more bashful and bumbling than bright, but with the help of the Fairy Tailor and a little magic, they all live happily ever after! The narrator conducts the Bullwinkle-style 70-minute family musical for 8-18 actors. It can be performed to existing orchestrated tracks or a fully arranged score for a pit band.

Oy Vey, What a Day!


PLAY DETAILS:

  • CAST: 6f 6m 1either (4f, 4m with doubling)
    • Beau/Rhoda — Lead, Male, 24-30 — a self-adoring mix of Gaston and Dudley Do-Right; he croons like a Disney prince. Queen Rhoda is a divorced, martini-drinking Queen Mother who loves her single life; Eve Arden type; baritone. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
    • Barry/Syd the Fairy Godbrother — Lead, Male, 23-29 — is bookish, quick-witted, a la David Hyde Pierce. Syd has a very dry wit and channels Peter Allen as he grants wishes; good at patter songs; high baritone. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
    • Prince Burly Bob — Lead, Male, 23-29 — dumb, emotional, and all heart; onstage drumming skills required; high baritone pop rocker. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
    • Rapunzel — Lead, Female, 23-29 — a moody mix of Julie Andrews and Joy Behar; a spoiled girl pining for love; soprano. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
    • Cinderella/Millicent — Lead, Female, 23-30 — Cinderella is Carol Burnett as a love-struck klutz. Millicent is the bereft mother of three kidnapped triplets; she sings a beautiful lullaby; soprano. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
    • Snow White — Lead, Female, 22-30 — sings like Pat Benatar; great comic timing; soprano. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
    • Herschel, the Fairy Tailor Dwarf/King Rosenbutter — Lead, Male, 30-50 — Jackie Mason delivery; borscht belt high bari-tenor; comic drill sergeant. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
    • Winnifred — Lead, Female, 30-40 — Cruella DeVil, Jan Maxwell type; casts spells; very angry; mezzo. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
  • Sets: Partial or more elaborate, either will do
  • Costumes: Fairy Tale with a twist
  • Props: Several but not extensive.
  • Running Time: 70 minutes
  • ORDER #3342

 


REWIEWS:

“…an unabashed Joy!”Bruce Kluger, contribution editor, Parenting Magazine

“Better than the SpongeBob Movie!”Sophia, age 6

“Rapunzarella White is everything a kids show should be…”Jack Hyman, author of “Breakfast with The Birds”

“Indeed, a magic kiss to parents.” Judith Newman, Allure Magazine

“…it will have your children enthralled.”Suzanne Bowling, reviewer, Times Square Chronicles

“It’s a total delight!” Mary McCormack, Tony-Award-winning Actress


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

PERUSAL SCRIPT in PDF FORMAT: Rapunzarella White PERUSAL3342

A VIDEO TRAILER FROM THE ORIGINAL NYC PRODUCTION AT THE 13TH STREET THEATRE:

LIST OF SONGS:

  • MUSICAL #1 — SO FAR AWAY, SEW CLOTHES — Herschel & Company
  • MUSICAL #2 — OY VEY, WHAT A DAY– Herschel & Company
  • MUSICAL #3 — SWEET HEARTS — Millicent
  • MUSICAL #4 — ROCK A BYE, BYE, BYE— Witch Winifred
  • MUSICAL #5 — OY VEY (REPRISE)— Herschel
  • MUSICAL #6 — WOE IS ME—Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White
  • MUSICAL #7 — A TRIPLE THREAT— Beau, Barry, Burly-Bob
  • MUSICAL #8 — YOU ARE ROSENBUTTERS — King Rosenbutter
  • MUSICAL #9FOR THE BIRDS — Rapunzel
  • MUSICAL #10 — MY HEART HAS WINGS — Beau
  • MUSICAL #11 — FREE YESSERIE — Queen Rhoda
  • MUSICAL #12 — NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS — Witch Winifred & Ensemble
  • MUSICAL #13 — NOTHING BUT A KLUTZ — Gilda, Greta, and Gertrude
  • MUSICAL #14 — MY HEART HAS WINGS – REPRISE — Beau & Rapunzel
  • MUSICAL #15 — SWEET HEARTS-REPRISE — Hershel
  • MUSICAL #16 — RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM — Syd
  • MUSICAL #16b — RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM-REPRISE — Syd
  • MUSICAL #17 — PLEASE DON’T FEED ME APPLES — Snow White
  • MUSICAL #18 — Scene Change (FREE YESSERIE) — Instrumental
  • MUSICAL #19 — A PERFECT ME AND YOU — Cinderella and Burly-Bob
  • MUSICAL #20 — SWEET HEARTS-REPRISE — Queen Millicent
  • MUSICAL #21 — LOVE IS ALL- FINALE — Company
  • MUSICAL #21b — FAIRY TAILOR SONG — Hershel

SONG SAMPLES:

Playlist coming soon


REHEARSAL-PRODUCTION MATERIALS:

  • Production Script PDF RentalORDER #3342a : $30.00



  • Production Vocal Book PDF RentalORDER #3342b : $20.00



  • Production Piano-Vocal Score PDF RentalORDER #3342c : $35.00



  • 1st Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty (or Only Performance Royalty) — ORDER #3342d : $80.00



  • 2nd Performance Amateur/EducationalRoyaltyORDER #3342e :$70.00



  • Full Orchestration Package PDF RentalORDER #3342h1 : $150.00 (Instrumentation to come)



  • Piano(in Piano-Vocal Score), +Bass and Drum Arrangements RentalORDER #3342h2 : $40.00



  • Performance-Trak Digital Orchestra Files RentalORDER #3342j : $150.00



 


BILLING CREDITS:

Rapunzarella White • A Fairly Fractured Tale

Book by June Rachelson-Ospa & Daniel Neiden

Lyrics by June Rachelson-Ospa

Music by Daniel Neiden

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Rapunzarella White: A Fairly Fractured Tale is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTION HISTORY:

  • Best Medicine Rep — Gaithersburg, MD — Nov 26 – Dec 11, 2022
    • PROMO VIDEO
  • 13th Street Rep – NYC  June-November, 2022
  • CD issued with Jeff Keller (Phantom: Broadway), Ann Crumb (Les Miz: Broadway), Kevin Duda (Book of Mormon: Broadway)
  • The Telling Company at 13th Street Repertory Theatre, NYC (2015)
  • Midtown Children’s Theatre Festival NYC – BOZOMOON and Producers Club – summer 2008
  • Woodlawn Theatre, San Antonio —
  • Bergen County Players, NJ —
  • PREMIERE — 13th Street Repertory Theatre, NYC, NY (2006)

 


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