Brett Robinson stars in the title role of The Light Princess, directed by Steve Pacek, at Arden Theatre Company.
Brett Robinson stars in the title role of The Light Princess, directed by Steve Pacek, at Arden Theatre Company.
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The Light Princess began performances today at Arden Theatre Company. Steve Pacek directs.

Featuring a book and lyrics by Anthony Lawton and music from Alex Bechtel, The Light Princess is based on the Scottish legend by George MacDonald. The show tells the story of a teenager who has no gravity of any kind — in addition to having no feelings for others she floats in the air, unable to ever touch the ground.

Both Lawton and Bechtel appear in the show as the narrator and the Prince and Witch, respectively. Other members of the ensemble include Rob Tucker as the King, Emily Gardner Xu Hall as the Queen, and Brett Robinson as the Princess. The ensemble cast all play a musical instrument to provide the accompaniment for the show.

The creative team includes Nick Benacerraf (scenic design), Jill Keys (costume design), Oona Curley (lighting design), and Rick Sims (sound design and music composition).

Performances continue through May 28.

For tickets and more information, click here.