The Light Princess

music and lyrics by Mike Pettry

book by Lila Rose Kaplan

2013 and 2014 productions at American Repertory Theater

2015 production at New York's New Victory Theater (NY Times Critic's Pick)

2016 production at South Coast Rep

A whimsical tale of a Princess who is cursed to not have physical or emotional gravity. The King and Queen must find the Princess' gravity before her 16th birthday, else the kingdom will fall into the hands of the Witch that cursed her. Based on the short story by George MacDonald, The Light Princess is written for younger audiences, but is safe for adults as well.

"Richly imagined and delightfully acted, this 70-minute production proves unexpected in almost every way." - New York Times

"A fiction that charms." - Huffington Post

"An astonishingly delightful new musical. ... The Light Princess is bound to leave everyone who sees it feeling uplifted. Before kids learn to defy gravity at another musical that's been playing uptown, they should experience the delights of The Light Princess for an unforgettable first taste of live musical theater." - Theatermania

Recording performers: Alex Molina, Ashley J. "Monet," Kristin Wetherington, and Patricia Noonan

Trailer and reviews from the 2013 ART production: