THE NEXT FAIRY TALE

Brian Adam Davis (Book, Music & Lyrics)
Tim Kashani & Pamela Winslow Kashani (Additional Story)
Michele Lynch & Tim Kashani (Directors)

READING

Once every century in the magical kingdom of Avalon, the Magic Mirror chooses a story the world needs most. Our story begins on the 100th year when the fairy godmothers vie for the honor of guiding a hero on their epic quest. If hero and godmother succeed, their story becomes The Next Fairy Tale and joins the ranks of the classics we all know and love.  One fairy godmother, Hazel, wishes more than anything to be chosen, but Minerva, Queen of the Fairy Godmothers, sequesters Hazel because of her havoc-wreaking spells and lack of control.  Minerva delights in greeting this century’s hero, Prince Copernicus, until he exclaims that the true love he must save from a dragon-guarded tower is another prince, not a princess. Determined to protect the meaning of true love, Minerva assigns Hazel to the quest, assured that Copernicus and Hazel shall fail. Yet in this new musical, an underdog may prove to win the fight over her own demons and a Queen who becomes a wicked witch in finding a power greater than any magic across the land.

Saturday, April 13 @ 1pm
Benedum Rehearsal Studios
RSVP Required

Sunday, April 14 @ 10am
Benedum Rehearsal Studios
RSVP Required

CREATIVE TEAM

BRIAN ADAM DAVIS (Book, Music & Lyrics) is a playwright, composer, lyricist and performer. Writing credits include the musicals No Reservations and The Next Fairy Tale (book/music/lyrics); the play Dictionary Love, and songs in Ooogy Green and Other Fables; and A Christmas Carol (Celebration Theater) and William Finn's Ridiculously Talented series (Barrington Stage). The Next Fairy Tale participated in Apples and Oranges’ first THEatre ACCELERATOR cycle and had recent workshops in Orange County, CA and the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando. B.A. Theater, UCLA.

TIM KASHANI (Director/Additional Story) Espousing the start-up mentality, the Kashani family treats artists as entrepreneurs, empowering them with the resources to succeed. Tim and his team launched THEatre ACCELERATOR, seeking to apply the methods, processes, and the “fail early and often” mindset of the startup world to the performing arts. The program illuminates the real-world responsibilities and tribulations for aspiring performers, writers, composers, and directors. BROADWAY, HAIR, Memphis and An American In Paris (Producer). Film, Emma / No one Called Ahead (Director). For Timothy!

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI (Additional Story/Music Associate) does musicals. PERFORMER: Broadway: original Rapunzel Into the Woods, also Cinderella, Meet Me in St. Louis (Lucille), Beauty and the Beast (Babette). TV: Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: The Next Generation, host of Arts Coast to Coast. Streaming: Paul Gordon’s Emma. COMPOSER: Higher Education. PRODUCER: Broadway: Hair, Memphis (Tony Award), An American in Paris. Co-founder Apples and Oranges, whose THEatre ACCELERATOR “Takes the Starving Out of Artist”: nycoc.org. Proud to be part of TNFT’s evolution.

MICHELE LYNCH (Director) Michele choreographed the new musical, Everyday Rapture on Broadway as well as The Coast of Utopia. Other Broadway credits include Hairspray, The Full Monty, and Urinetown as assistant choreographer. Off-Broadway she choreographed the original new musicals, Little Miss Sunshine, We the People, and Everyday Rapture. National/International tours include Dirty Dancing, Happy Days, and Little House on the Prairie. For film, Michele choreographed The Last Five Years, CAMP, and Joyful Noise. In concert she staged Dolly Parton’s World Tour.