Funked Up Fairy Tales

Institute History

  • 2008 Theatre Lab at White Oak


"This new musical is a collection of delightfully twisted urban fairy tales for sophisticated children and grownup kids. K-PIG (adapted from Straparola’s The Pig King) is the story of a childless royal couple who find themselves parents to a hip-hop loving pig. GOLDEN BRANCH (adapted from a French fairy tale by Madame d'Aulnoy) is the love story of an ugly prince and princess who help each other discover the drop-dead gorgeousness of their souls. MISTAH SKIN (Rumpelstiltskin with attitude) is a tale of a poor girl who makes a devil’s bargain to win her prince on a reality game show. Our guides through these funky adventures are Titania, Faireetheeya and Magikwanda – three fast, head-wagging, teeth-sucking high-school age magical fairies – who must make sure all the stories end happily, to avoid getting kicked out of Fairyland (and having to live in the real world – with us!)."

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