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Happily Ever Before

Running Time: about 90 minutes

Cast: flexible cast of 36 (11M, 16F, plus 9 roles that can be any), optional doubling


The fairytale villains have had enough! For too long the Evil Queen, Wicked Stepmother, and Dark Fairy have been pushed into the shadows while princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, and Briar Rose get their happily-ever-afters. So, the scoundrels set out to change things. With the help of the sinister Rumpelstiltskin, the mischief-makers use their magic to travel back in time, planning to change the destinies of each of their princesses and send them down a new path that doesn’t end so happily. But as the villains set their plan in motion, a classic cast of fairytale extras — including the Big Bad Wolf, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks, and Robin Hood — unwittingly change the princesses’ stories and the course of the villains’ plans. This easy-to-produce and festive fractured fairy tale has a large, flexible cast of fun and familiar characters, providing ample opportunity for all actors to shine.