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The Lesbian Fairytale Musical - An Original Student Work – Sunday December 9 dowtown Ithaca Community Premier
Contributed by Lis Maurer on 12/02/2012
You've heard all about it, and now have one more chance to experience it live! The Lesbian Fairytale Musical goes up once again Sunday December 9 at 7:30 pm downtown at the Community School of Music and Arts, 330 East State Street, 3rd floor Performance Hall. Doors open at 7 pm, performance at 7:30 pm, and seats are limited.
Princess Addison (Addy) is sent as a peace offering from her home country of Adlburrow to the military powerhouse and “traditional moral beacon” nation of Provincia. There she’s greeted by the self-hating, closeted yet charming King Victor, who introduces lesbian Addy to her betrothed, the oafish yet lovable Prince Dimitri. But Addy takes far more notice of Dimitri’s sister—fiercely rebellious Princess Dahlia, who stands opposed to the moral standards her father Victor imposes on his citizens and also closeted daughter, but is powerless to fight against him. 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 Adlburrow and Provincia, and her nation will suffer a crushing military defeat.
The Lesbian Fairytale Musical is a full-length musical with an estimated running time of an hour and a half, with music and lyrics by senior Music Composition major Will Shishmanian, book by senior TV-R Scriptwriting major Sarah Kasulke, directed by Drama major Sara Stevens, and casted and crewed by approximately thirty other Ithaca College students representing a spectrum of majors, interests, talents, and gender and sexual identities.
Read more about this original production and the thoughts of its creators in articles in Fuse Magazine and Buzzsaw. There will also be one more chance to experience the musical in its film form in a screening during the spring semester as part of the Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen Film Series.
Sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, and Out for Health: Planned Parenthood's LGBT Health and Wellness Program.
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