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S J HENSCHEL
S. J. Henschel is a New York City-trained actress, director and writer now living in the Rochester, NY, area. Her performance and directing credits include productions ranging from off-Broadway to regional theatre. She is a co-founder of the Hourglass Play Reading Series, dedicated to bringing Rochester audiences new and exciting plays. Henschel is the author of two books of poetry (as Sandi Piccione), and her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. She is currently a contributing editor to AudioFile Magazine, and she writes and hosts a weekly radio program for Reachout Radio, a program for the blind and visually impaired offered by WXXI, Rochester's PBS station.
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Gotta Dance: A Musical Fractured Fairytale
A clumsy prince, a sleepy princess, an evil spell, and a kingdom filling with ducks. "You're probably wondering what is going on here," sings Lord Chamberlain at the top of this fractured fairytale. He tells of a spell cast upon the princess who awakens each morning so exhausted that she sleeps the day away. The king and queen have offered a sizeable reward to anyone who can break the spell; however, those who fail are transformed into ducks. Along comes a prince and his trusted sidekick, who set off on the adventure of their lives to save the princess. Based roughly on "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," Gotta Dance! is a whirling, twirling delight for the whole family.
Book & Lyrics by S.J.Henschel; Music & Additional Lyrics by Jim Schmitt
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