'Sleeping Beauty' awakens at Florida Chautaqua Theatre May 9-11

Sleeping Beauty

The Fairy Godmothers keep watch over Sleeping Beauty in the Florida Chautauqua Theatre production of the Walt Disney musical opening May 9.

FCT / Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 09:15 AM.

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — The romance and adventure of the musical stage adaptation of Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" bursts onto the Florida Chautauqua Theatre stage May 9-11.

The wicked Maleficent, one of the film and literary world's most legendary witches, casts an evil spell over Princess Aurora when not invited to her christening.

Fairy godmothers soften the curse, but of course, only true love will awaken this Sleeping Beauty.

Fortunately, there's always a handsome prince at hand just when you need one.

Like the classic film, the stage musical incorporates music from Tchaikovsky's 1890 "Sleeping Beauty" ballet, including the beloved "Once Upon a Dream." New numbers for the stage musical include the "Goon Conga" and "Let's Have Some Magic Now."

The Florida Chautauqua production features 28 young actors, clad in colorful costumes for which the youth theatre is renowned, and performed in historic downtown DeFuniak Springs' former movie house.

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