GMTWP Alums Rachel Sheinkin (Cycle 10), Brendan Milburn (Cycle 6) and Valerie Vigoda are currently in rehearsals for a production of their newest musical Sleeping Beauty Wakes at the prestigious McCarter Theatre located in Princeton, NJ.
Described as "beguiling, poignant, effervescent", Sleeping Beauty Wakes is a modern-day adaptation of the famous fairy tale and follows a young beauty whose father claims she’s been sleeping for centuries. When she is brought to a 21st-century sleep disorder clinic, all the patients begin to find themselves sharing a familiar fairy tale dream. Two members of the pop trio GrooveLily have collaborated with Tony Award-winning book writer Rachel Sheinkin, and the result is an intoxicating new musical that offers an unexpected twist on this favorite fairy tale. With beguiling characters, hypnotic lyrics, and a rocking score, this musical about a father, a daughter, and an unlikely suitor dives into the magical space between dreaming and waking.
Directed by Rebecca Taichman, who brought McCarter audiences her sumptuous Twelfth Night in 2009, this effervescent new musical is written by the team who created the much-acclaimed holiday hit Striking 12: book writer Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) composer Brendan Milburn, and lyricist Valerie Vigoda, both of the band GrooveLily (McCarter’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
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