The Play’s The Thing Theater and Merrill Arts Center Invite YOU to Sign Up to Audition for…The Princess King by Jeff Flaherty.

Synopsis: Lucille’s mother tells her the story of “The Princess King” as it unfolds before our eyes on the stage.  Princess Genevieve wants to marry Henry, but he’s just a common cook.  Of course, the king thinks this is ridiculous and takes it upon himself to choose who will be the next king and a suitable husband for his daughter.  Though the princess begs her father to let her lead the kingdom herself, the king instead decides to hold a contest to find the next king.  Princess Genevieve is outraged that she has been reduced to a trophy for her father’s contest, so she and Henry cook up a plot to have Genevieve enter the contest herself.  Disguised as a prince, Genevieve is intent on proving to her father that she is worthy to wear the kingdom’s crown.  Meanwhile, to cover for her absence, Henry clumsily masquerades as the princess, and Genevieve’s maid tries to cover for the cook!  Filled with mistaken identities, tongue-in-cheek humor, and over-the-top characters, You will cheer for the princess as she tries to outsmart Prince Air-Guitar and evil “Prince Fluffy” and battle the great chicken-dragon, with some help from Henry’s delicious lasagna!

This production is by-kids, for-kids!

November 2023
The Black Box at Eastridge High School

To sign up for an audition time: email Dayna Railton at dncsr@aol.com or subscribe to eNews to get audition email notices.

January and February, 2024
Fridays 4:30-7:30pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm (Bring dinner/lunch, a snack and a bottle of water)

March 2024

Great roles for both boys and girls.
Ages 6-17

A production by-kids, for-kids presented by MAC Education and The Play’s The Thing Theater.

Dayna Railton, Director

Dayna Railton has been a prolific director in the Twin Cities for nearly two decades, and loves working with kids. She has directed 142 plays including 37 full musicals in that timeframe. Dayna has been the Artistic Director of The Play’s the Thing Productions since 2009 in Lakeville. She has directed a number of plays with Merrill Arts Center, including last season’s sold-out hit production of Miss Nelson is Missing. The Princess King is the first co-production between The Play’s The Thing Production and Merrill Arts Center.