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Rapunzel Gets a Wild, Hairy Makeover at The Masque!

Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your hairbrushes, because the theater world is about to get a dose of follicular excitement! The Masque is thrilled to introduce its latest, most hysterically hirsute production: Rapunzel – The Ultimate Hair-Raising Pantomime!

If you thought you knew Rapunzel, think again. We’re turning this classic fairy tale on its head, twisting it into a fantastical tornado of tangled tresses, princely pandemonium, and queenly quandaries. This time, Rapunzel’s letting her hair down – and her long locks are in for a wild ride!

Now, we’re no strangers to fairy tales, having previously worked our enchantment on Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, but Rapunzel is here to rewrite the narrative with an abundance of wackiness and whimsy. You remember the story: a young princess named Rapunzel, kidnapped by the wicked witch Gothel, is locked away in a tower deep in the forest. The only way in? Climb up her exceptionally long hair. It’s not the most practical commute, but it’s a hair-raising adventure! And let’s face it, Rapunzel has probably mastered the art of haircare. We’re talking Rapunzel hair oil, Rapunzel hair vitamins, the whole shebang!

But when Rapunzel makes her great escape with the help of a dashing rogue named Ryder, the tower’s tranquility is about to transform into total turmoil. After all, the girl has been living in isolation, and she’s bound to be a little “cooped up.” Chaos? Guaranteed.

Meanwhile, back at the castle, the queen’s got her hands full with her royal brood. Her daughter has grand ambitions to rule the kingdom someday, but tradition isn’t making it easy for her. On the other hand, the queen’s son, previously known as the prince, wants nothing to do with ruling and is more interested in his collection of action figures. But his dear mama is determined to find him a bride and get him to settle down. She’s like a medieval matchmaker with a mission: “Meet your princess, my darling son, or there’ll be no dessert for you!”

Now, what’s a good show without show-stopping tunes? Our Rapunzel pantomime boasts hit songs like “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “One Way or Another,” “Flowers,” and classic musical numbers such as “Go the Distance” and “Mother Knows Best.” It’s a veritable jukebox of musical magic that’ll have you tapping your feet and singing along in no time.

Oh, but the excitement doesn’t stop there! Join us for the Fairy Parade at all our matinees. Yes, that’s right, you get to witness fairies prancing about, showing off their enchanting dance moves and sparkling wings. And here’s a little secret, dressing up is not just welcomed; it’s actively encouraged! If you arrive in your favorite fairy tale attire, you might just find yourself on stage at the end of the show, meeting the enchanting cast, including Rapunzel, the royal family, Ryder, Mother Gothel, and Lady Daphne. Prepare to rub shoulders with royalty and witches alike – who knows, you might even score some haircare tips!

Now, let’s give a round of applause to the creative geniuses behind this whirlwind of whimsy. Director Matthew Kingwill, Musical Director Aidan Lewis, Choreographers Catherine Russell and Kerith Coulson, Producer Faeron Wheeler, and Production Manager Savannah Steyn are the real magicians behind the scenes, turning this tale into a hairy, hilarious spectacle.

So, folks, mark your calendars, prepare your hairbrushes, and get ready for a one-of-a-kind, hair-raising adventure at The Masque’s Rapunzel pantomime. It’s a hair-tastic extravaganza that’s fun for all ages. And who knows, you might just leave with some golden hair care tips, and a newfound appreciation for the lengths a princess will go to for a good hair day! Don’t miss out, or you’ll be left feeling a little “hair-raised.”

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