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Snow White And The Evil Queen

by Bernard J Taylor


     

"Hilarious, creepy, brilliant ... great characters, great lyrics. The Evil Queen is a great role and I love Cedric the Hairdresser.
Beethoven's music works so well with the libretto"
Lindsay Saltsman, Ashland Theatre, Kentucky
'Snow White And The Evil Queen' - a musical from Stagescripts Ltd
 

This item is only available from us to customers in UK and Europe.
If you are outside this area, please click here www.bernardjtaylor.com

     

Can anyone stop the Evil Queen from killing Snow White
and gaining total control of everything?

Synopsis

In this version of the Snow White story, the Evil Queen, named Malexandria , takes centre stage along with her human mirror and stylist, Cedric The Hairdresser. After killing her sister (the former queen and Snow White's mother), Malexandria marries the widowed king and sets out to make herself the sole ruler of the kingdom.

First, borrowing from the story of "The Emperor's New Clothes," she humiliates the king by arranging for two confidence tricksters to fool the king into believing they have magic cloth that is invisible to those who are stupid and impure of heart. When he appears in public in his "new clothes", and people realize he is naked, their respect for the king plummets while their respect for Malexandia grows.

After killing the king with a poisoned apple and then throwing him from the high window of their bedroom - telling people he had fallen from the window becuse of drinking too much - Malexandria then plots to kill off Snow White.

But Snow White is rescued by a rich prince who has been wandering the world as a hunter, looking for someone who will love him for himself and not just because he is a rich and handsome prince. The story ends, naturally, with everyone living happily ever after.

Bernard J Taylor writes: "I was always fascinated more by the evil queen in the Snow White story than by Snow White herself (although I wanted Snow White to win in the end). In this musical I give more prominence to the evil queen and combine the story with elements from other traditional fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, and others".

Set to 22 pieces of music by Beethoven, the 17 vocal songs draw out the mellifluous magic of the music, while deftly delivering the dialogue.


Characters

Principals (3m, 2f)
  King Harold -
  Snow White - the King's beautiful daughter
  Malexandria - , the King's dead wife's younger sister, evil, hungry for power, betrothed to the King
  Cedric - hairdresser to Malexandria, her 'mirror on life', a camp gay man
  Rupert - a heroic prince from a neighbouring country
 
Support (3m, 2f, 1m/f  plus chorus)
  Conmen 1 & 2 - sellers of invisible tapestries and clothes
  Women 1 & 2 - observers of the King's new attire
  Man 1 - another observer of the King's new attire
  Herald - (speaking role only)
  Chorus :
    Courtiers, villagers, etc

Songs

  1) Prelude Orchestra
  2) Soon To Be Wed King Harold, Malexandria & Chorus
  3) Now That She Has Gone Snow White
  4) Let Us Celebrate Chorus
  5) So Insipid Malexandria
  6) Minuet In G Orchestra
  7) But Don't Get In My Way! Malexandria, Snow White & Chorus
  8) Our Gullible King Soloists & Chorus
  9) Where Is He? Snow White
10) The Ice Queen And The Eunoch Malexandria & Cedric
11) Snow White Must Die! Malexandria
12) The Life Of A Nomad Rupert
13) Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd Movement Orchestra
~~ Interval ~~  
14) 'Leonora' Orchestra
15) Too Young And Stylish To Die Cedric & Rupert
16) Just An Ordinary Guy Rupert & Snow White
17) Have You Heard? Soloists & Chorus
18) Since The Day We Met Snow White & Rupert
19) The Glass Coffin Malexandria
20) No More Miss Nice Girl Snow White & Chorus
21) Fighting To Put Things Right Chorus
22) Ode To Joy Chorus

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Available now (see below) ...
 
Preview Script/Libretto
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Perusal Set
These are available for customers in European Union countries only to borrow free of charge (but you have to pay the postage to return the set to us). The set contains ...
 
  • Printed Libretto
  • Printed Piano/Vocal Score
  • Studio Recording CD Sampler
Available after Perusal ...
 
Libretti/Vocal Scores

Available to purchase in this form ...

  • Rehearsal Master Set on a Data CD (Cast). This contains the script and piano vocal score for your cast and crew provided as A4 pdf files. No problem about possible loss of deposit, as they are yours to print out and mark up as required. The price includes a multiple copying licence allowing you to copy the Data CD itself (enabling you to give or sell copies to your cast for them to make up their own rehearsal books) or to make multiple prints of the pdf's on the Data CD for your production company to organise and provide to your cast or crew.

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Available after Rights Obtained ...
 
Backing Tracks
For use in support of your rehearsal pianist.
Orchestrations
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Video Licence
We have secured the rights to video productions of this title from the Author, and we manage them on his behalf. Once a 'Licence To Perform' has been granted, and then on payment of a fee, we will be able to issue a 'Licence To Record'. There are some strings attached to this, but these are far outweighed by the benefits.
 
  • Record one or more live performances and mix down to a single video
  • Give or sell copies to your cast and crew
  • Sell copies to your audiences (take advance bookings on the night)

     

Order your free preview script or perusal material now ...
  • Preview E-Script (Snow White And The Evil Queen) A4
    £0.00 Preview E-Script (Snow White And The Evil Queen) A4
    A free preview script containing a significant part of the full script and provided as a pdf file sized for A4 paper.
  • Rehearsal Master Set
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