My Fairytale

MY FAIRYTALE—American Premiere

Marian Theatre, Santa Maria
August 12 – 20, 2011
Matinees Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 1:30
Evenings Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7pm

Solvang Festival Theater
August 26 – September 25, 2011
Evenings only Tuesday – Sunday, 8pm

Original idea and concept by Flemming Enevold
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Philip LaZebnik
Directed by Scott Schwartz
Executive Producer Michael Jackowitz

The American premiere of My Fairytale is the perfect celebration for Solvang's Centennial. This show was first produced in 2005 as Mit Eventyr in Denmark to celebrate the bi-centennial of Hans Christian Andersen's birth. Now it comes to PCPA for its American premiere in a new English translation! Conceived by Flemming Enevold, this gorgeous Stephen Schwartz musical (Wicked) with book by Philip LaZebnik (Pocahontis) explores the inner genius of HC Andersen.

The original announcement for Mit Eventyr in translation reads…
"My Fairytale features the most important night in Andersen's life -the night he became Hans Christian Andersen. The performance is set at the Royal Danish Theatre on an October night in 1846. The poet has heard an old legend: He who dares spend a night alone in the darkness at the stage will see his biggest dream come true. Andersen decides to spite his fear and go the whole way. However, he wakes up to discover that he is imprisoned in his own fairytale world. In order to return to the real world he must embark on an amazing and perilous journey into the realm of his own imagination; a journey where Andersen lives out his own fairytales, experiences sweeping love, fights for his life against his own shadow and meets a travelling companion - a small boy called Hans Christian. My Fairytale appeals to Andersen's own audience: those between 8 and 80 years of age."

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