Prince Fred wants more than anything to find the princess of his dreams. His mother, the queen, wants to stay young – in other words, no marriage and no grandchildren! And that means no partying or dancing. To preserve the appearance that the queen wants Fred to marry, the kingdom has advertised far and wide for a suitable princess. Unfortunately, the outlook is bleak until the Jester finds an incognito princess. Tired of being deluged with unsuitable suitors proposed by her military-like father, Princess Philamena has escaped and taken employment in Fred’s palace as a chambermaid. Will Fred and Phil fall in love? Will the queen accept this chambermaid as a true princess? Will the three stooges stop having to guard the king? Wait, there are three stooges in here? It all comes down to a small pea, and a determined princess. Suitable for everyone with such hummable songs as “Waiting,” “The Princess Tango,” “Someone Special,” and “Magic Mirror Blues.” There’s also dancing - even a tango! It’ll bring ‘em out of their seats. About an hour.
Elliott B. Baker Talks About
“THAT’S PRINCESS…WITH A PEA!”
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS MUSICAL?
A: A friend suggested the idea and I had always loved the story.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE? WHY?
A: I love the parody of the three stooges as guards. Physical slapstick just always makes me laugh.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS MUSICAL?
A: Laughter, music and transport. If the audience can spend an hour laughing and caring for the characters on stage, and if all the age groups can find something to lock on to, I will have achieved all that a writer can.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
A: At the end of the day, parents are people too. It’s fun to watch the smart outsmarted and abuse of power righted.