The Happy Prince
Based upon the children’s short story “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince is engaging entertainment for the entire family and the young at heart. Written by Canadian composer and lyricist, Leslie Arden, this one-act musical is a timeless tale about friendship, compassion and the transforming power of selfless love.
A once happy prince who never allowed sorrow to enter his palace, becomes a majestic golden statue in his afterlife. Standing high above his kingdom, he becomes aware of the challenges and misfortunes of his people. Meeting his beloved new friend, a gentle swallow, the two make sacrifices to help restore happiness to the subjects below. A tale of kindness and generosity set in a whimsical world full of magic and adventure.
Performers include Caroline Burton (Into The Woods In Concert), Becca Guilderson (Anne & Gilbert–The Musical, SIMPLY SONDHEIM), Melissa MacKenzie (Kitbag Theatre, The Songs of Johnny & June), with accompaniment by Morgan Saulnier.
The running time is 50 minutes, perfect for an afternoon of family fun at the theatre.