When I found out that Tori Amos was developing one of my favorite fairy tales, The Light Princess by George MacDonald, into a musical, I was intrigued.
What's ironic about this is the fact that I first discovered Tori Amos years ago because she wrote a song called "A Sorta Fairytale" and...well...I'm also obsessed with fairy tales. (This you DO know, I'm sure...especially if you're reading today's weekly fairy tale feature!)
The only problem with The Light Princess? It was going to be produced by the Royal National Theatre in London, which meant I couldn't hop on a train and go see it like I can a Broadway musical. At one point in time, it had dreams to jump the pond and come to Broadway; I'm hoping it still does!
Tomorrow, The Light Princess cast recording comes out! (IDK about you, but it's still weird to me that music comes out on Fridays now! It's been Tuesday for SO LONG...)
Official Light Princess Trailer:
I'm really excited to listen to the full show! I know they've changed a lot from the original fairy tale, so I'm nervous, too. It may be like Disney's Frozen, where I have to disconnect the fairy tale it's based on (In Disney's case, another fairy tale favorite, The Snow Queen, only...not) and pretend that it's a 100% original story. OR there may be enough of the original still in there. It's hard to say until I know more!
If you're not familiar with the story of The Light Princess, you can read the original fairy tale online (legally!!!) for FREE courtesy of Project Gutenberg.
I hope you fall in love with it as much as I do! (I even wrote a [really bad] retelling of it a long time ago, I loved the story so much!)
Will you be checking out the cast recording for A Light Princess with me this week?