Once Upon a Time… Ithaca College Students Produced a Lesbian Fairytale Musical! Film Screening and Meet the Creators, Cast and Crew - Thurs. April 11 - LGBT Film Series Concludes


Contributed by Luca Maurer

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will host a free public showing of the film “The Lesbian Fairytale Musical” on Thursday, April 11th at 7 p.m. in Textor 103. Members of the creative team behind LFM, and cast and crew, will be on hand to introduce the film and provide Q&A and insight into the making of the musical. The screening will be the final offering of this year's LGBT Center Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen Film Series.

You’ve heard all about it, now see the film of this original work by IC students! Princess Addison (Addy) is sent as a peace offering from her home country of Adlburrow to the “traditional moral beacon” nation of Provincia. There she is greeted by the self-hating, closeted yet charming King Victor, who introduces lesbian Addy to her betrothed, the oafish yet loveable Prince Dimitri. But Addy takes far more notice of Dimitri’s sister – fiercely rebellious Princess Dahlia. Addy immediately falls for Dahlia, but knows if the king catches her acting any less “traditional” than a medieval June Cleaver, he’ll retract the peace between Adlborrow and Provincia, and her nation will suffer a crushing military defeat.

The Lesbian Fairytale Musical is a full-length musical, with music and lyrics my Music Composition major Will Shishmanian ’13, book by TV-R Scriptwriting major Sarah Kasulke ’12, directed by Drama major Sara Stevens ’13, and casted and crewed by more than thirty other Ithaca College students representing a spectrum of majors, interests, talents, gender and sexual identities. Film by Cinema and Photography major/Cinema Production concentration Amy Obarski ’13.

Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services. The theme of this year’s series is “Music: From A Cappella to Queercore.” For more information, visit www.ithaca.edu/lgbt


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