by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
Ever since my kids were very young I have been reading to them all of the classic fairy tales in many different versions. From the shortest board book to the abridged copy for school-aged children. They know many of these stories like the back of their hand, which is why having them watch parodies or fractured fairy tales is a fun way to get them to think outside the box.
Fractured fairy tales are tales that are designed to be humorous by changing the original story in an unexpected way, changing a familiar character, or adding a modern twist. I recently took my kids to see Rapunzarella White and boy, did we all have fun with this version of the three classics.
As you can guess from the title, Rapunzarella White is a tale that combines the stories of Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White. In the plot, the three princesses are actually triplets. A witch steals them from their mother and casts a spell on each one. Each princess has to deal with her own quirks, while trying to find a prince to marry at the same time.
I found the plot easy to follow and my kids seemed to pick up on most of what was going on. The show was very light and peppered with joked for kids, for parents or both, so the atmosphere was fun and upbeat. Some of the jokes were actually pretty clever and, as expected, the supporting cast stole the show, with Marlain Angelidis as Winifred, the evil witch and Brandon Duncan as the hysterical Rhoda. The music was very catchy and upbeat and each member of the cast was simply incredible to listen to. I loved the different range of voices and eclectic style of music with each song.
Rapunzarella White, A Fairy Fractured Tale is one hour long and appropriate for kids ages 4 and up.
Here are highlights from the show:
When: Through May 10th
Saturdays at 1pm & Sundays at 12pm
Where: 13th Street Repertory Theater
50 West 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
Price: $35 per person
To purchase tickets click here
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 8, 6 and 2) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.