- $18 for one adult ticket and one child ticket to see The Princess and the Pea (up to $38.50 value)
- When: Saturdays and Sundays, September 6–27, at 2 p.m.
- Where: The Galli Theater
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 1:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- This show is appropriate for children ages 4 and older
The Princess and the Pea
Even though he’s put out a personal ad, and met Miss Universe and Miss Voice during an attempt at speed dating, Prince Prince still can’t seem to find an eligible princess. But then a woman who could be the elusive One arrives at his door. Prince Prince must determine if she has what it takes to be royalty, so he employs a mom-approved test. In the guest chambers, he places a pea beneath dozens of mattresses and allows the woman to rest the night, knowing that only a true princess could be so sensitive as to feel it. This modern re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen story weaves themes of love and compatibility with interactive songs and the greatest moral of all: always eat your vegetables rather than sleep on them.
Actor, philosopher, and all-around Renaissance man Johannes Galli has spent more than 25 years adapting age-old stories for the modern child. Taking the grim out of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, each of his shows engages audiences with colorful onstage action, capturing youthful attentions while sneaking in important lessons about the power of kindness or the gradual extinction of witches. Pint-sized viewers aren’t expected to sit quietly, either. Actors interact directly with their audience, mixing with the crowd and even inviting wee ones on stage to aid in the storytelling.