Events by EventfulBella and the Frog Prince
What happens when “Beauty and the Beast” is mashed up with the “Taming of the Shrew” and the classic fairy tale of “The Frog Prince?” Why “Bella and the Frog Prince,” of course, the Kaleidoscope Playhouse’s fall KYT Players’ musical production written by artistic director, Stacy Hostetter. With the theme of looking beyond the surface of someone to see what is really inside, the story takes place in the fair village of Windelmere on the edge of a swampland where everyone is perfect, kind and even-tempered except for Bella DeLinderance, the older daughter of a widow who people see as terribly cranky. In fact, Bella is a writer, very imaginative and creative, but terribly shy, and when she is told she must marry because of the law in the land, she sets out to chance things, even if it means visiting the old hag in the swamp or believing in frog princes. Along the way meet characters such as Tootleream the Terrific, Franklin De’Croak, Queen Organza de Castleghent, Bella’s humor, complex characters, “swamp mayhem,” and songs such as, “Perfect Windelmere,” “When They Look at Me,” “Frogs on Logs,” “There Are Monsters!” and My Only Chance,” this new twist on fairy tales is suitable for family members of all ages. Showtimes are Fridays, October 11 & 18 and Saturday October 19 at 7:00 pm with matinee performances at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 20. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and seniors. Kids under 5 are free. The Kaleidoscope Playhouse is located at 1602 West Beall Street. Call 587-3642 for reservations or visit kytbozeman.org for more information.