The Paper Bag Princess: A Musical
Age Range: 3 & Up | Grade Range: K – 4 | Touring August 2018 – June 2019
” One of the Best Children’s Books Ever Written!” – New York Times
The Paper Bag Princess is an international classic. First published in 1980, written by famed Canadian author Robert Munsch, it is still one of the most popular children’s stories with over four million copies printed. We are thrilled to be producing not only the story, but A MUSICAL! Book, music and lyrics by Joe Slabe (original concept Tara Blue), this adaptation is packed full of singing, live music and so much character.
Why This Production?
“A trailblazer in gender-bending picture books.”
—The Huffington Post Canada
At a time when gender stigma and stereotypes have become the forefront of conversations around the world we are so excited to bring this story to life again. A young female who utilizes resilience, resourcefulness, independence and compassion is the hero we are glad to be sharing with students this coming year. This classic tale has become more than just a fun bedtime story. It is a poignant reminder of the ideals we want reflected in our society and championed by the next generation!
As you may well know Elizabeth and Ronald were the perfect couple. Elizabeth a beautiful Princess and Ronald, a handsome Prince. End of story. Well that is until the Dragon soars in to heat things up. The Dragon wreaks havoc on their kingdom leaving Elizabeth a smouldering mess and Prince-less as the Dragon took Ronald as a snack for later. Some might crumble and accept defeat, but not Elizabeth. She dusts off her charbroiled tiara and heads off on an epic journey to defeat the Dragon and rescue her beloved Ronald. With help from friends along the way, clever wit and a dose of quick thinking, this brave heroine saves the day, and Ronald. Although, with his attitude, she might just end up leaving him in the dungeon where he belongs!
Action packed and filled with live music, singing, audience interaction, and adventure around every corner this fun adaptation is a perfect fit for family audiences or grades K – 4!
Curriculum Connections: Language/ The Arts, Oral/Audio Communication, Interpreting/Analyzing Texts, Interactive Strategies, Non-Verbal Cues, Visual Aids, Metacognition, Reflecting/Responding, Learning Strategies, Geography
Character Connections: Resilience, Resourcefulness, Gender Stigma, Independence, Courage, Imagination, Leadership, Perseverance, Self Awareness, Leadership, Creativity
“Munsch is brilliant, and this tale has a message of empowerment for young girls and equality for young boys.” —Columbus Alive
This production includes:
* Educational Package * Talkbacks * Promotional Package
*Meet & Greet with Cast
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* We’ve had the pleasure of performing for over 30 School Boards across Ontario such as:
TDSB (Approved Partner), TCDSB, UGDSB, WRDSB, WCDSB, HCDSB, HDSB, PDSB, DPCDSB, DSBN, SCDSB, RSB, GEDSB, DSBNE, KPRDSB, TLDSB, OACS, NNCDSB, TVDSB, YCDSB, HWDSB, YDSB, YCDSB, DDSB, OCDSB, DCDSB, PVNCCDSB, ALCDSB, HSCDSB, KPRDSB, BHNCDSB, LKDSB & MORE!
Some of the Venues we perform for…