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The Frog Bride

Starring David Gonzalez

Friday, January 17 @ 7 pm

Saturday, January 18 @ 2 pm

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


PHOTO BY JULIE LEMBERGER
"Absorbing, funny, suspenseful...in the great tradition of storytelling...enchanting."
The New York Times

When a King sends his three sons to find their brides, two return with fair ladies. The last returns with...A FROG? This critically acclaimed, hip adaptation of a classic Russian fairytale is brought to vibrant new life by the storytelling genius of David Gonzalez, who "has the gift of creating magical worlds and drawing his audience into them." (The New York Times) Gonzalez brings wonder and sparkle to every one of the show's characters, including princes, frogs, witches and one very enchanted young lady.  Audiences of all ages will embrace this tour de force featuring music with themes from Prokofiev's Five Melodies for Violin and Piano woven into an original jazz score. Kandinsky's masterwork paintings provide the stunning video backdrop for this coming-of-age story, considered to be one of the world's great works of folk literature. www.davidgonzalez.com

A Forbes Family Fun event.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Christopher K. Morgan & Artists and JMU faculty perform breakout choreography in this year's New Dance Festival



  • EMERGENCY!: - Obie Award winner Daniel Beaty stars in explosive, solo tour-de-force



  • Ailey II dances its way to the top of the 2014-2015 Masterpiece Season



  • Parallel Exit's speed-of-light comedy performs to rave reviews