Sunday, October 23, 2016

STUDIO PLAYERS TO PRESENT SENSORY-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION OF “THE FROG PRINCESS”

Boris Ursula 1The Frog Princess

WHEN: Saturday, October 29 at 11am.
WHERE:
14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the Acme, in Upper Montclair.
TICKETS: $8; discounts available for groups of 20 or more that prepay.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.studioplayhouse.org/tickets or by calling 973-744-9752.

Studio Players of Montclair is presenting the theater’s first ever sensory friendly production of their latest Magic Trunk show, The Frog Princess. This performance is a first for the area in New Jersey community theater.

The production will feature fewer lighting and sound cues at this performance, and the theater will keep lights on during the show.  This performance is geared towards the families of children who react better to fewer visual and sound stimuli, including but not limited to children with autism or other disabilities.  This is the first production of this type in North Jersey community theater.

Queen Natasha is handing over her throne to one of her three sons—Boris the toughest son, Casimir the smartest, or Sacha, who isn’t quite good at anything.  Queen Natasha sends her sons to find a wife to make a great queen.  Boris and Casimir marry princesses, but Sacha marries…a frog?  To determine which of the three brides makes the best wife, they have to pass three challenges, but Sacha’s frog princess is hiding a secret.  Will she be able to pass Queen Natasha’s tests?

The Frog Princess is directed by Julie Anne Nolan, stage managed by Elena Bartlett.  Jillian Hayes is the assistant stage manager, and Judi Liebert is the associate stage manager. This charming and adventurous show for all ages is by Catherine L. Howard.