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Swazzle’s The Little Prince, National Touring Theatrical Production

Swazzle’s The Little Prince, National Touring Theatrical Production

Cummins and Scoullar’s The Little PrinceAdapted for the Stage by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, Incidental Music Composed by Rick Cummins, Based on LE PETIT PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, c 1943 and renewed 1971 by Harcourt Brace and Co.

The Little Prince – About the Show

A biplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. The pilot recognizes the severity of his situation and springs to action. He is frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane when a small boy interrupts and asks him to draw a sheep. Who is this mysterious child, where did he come from, and what is he doing so far from civilization?

The Little Prince is an enchanting theatrical production for all ages. In this unique take on the classic tale, audience members young and old are invited to experience the wonderment of childhood as The Little Prince transports them to exotic worlds and introduces them to whimsical characters. Meet a bombastic king, a talking rose and a cheerful fox who is eager to be domesticated. Through the eyes of the Little Prince, the pilot gains unique insights into love, loss, and laughter.

This magical Swazzle production features a script adapted for the stage by Rick Cummings and John Scoullar, based on the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The show utilizes handcrafted puppets, live actors, original music and innovative projection techniques to bring the heart-warming story of
The Little Prince to life.

The Little Prince – About the Book

The Little Prince was written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and published in 1943. The book is based on Saint-Exupéry’s life as an aviator before and during World War II.

The Little Prince is one of the most beloved books of all time, having sold more than 80 million copies and been printed in nearly 200 languages. It has been the inspiration for operas, symphonies, musicals, plays, television shows and movies, including a new animated feature film currently streaming on Netflix.

The Little Prince – About Swazzle

Swazzle is a Glendale, CA-based puppet production company founded in 2004 by twin brothers Sean and Patrick Johnson. Swazzle offers a wide range of services, including live theatrical puppet shows, puppet rentals and custom-designed and -built puppets.

Swazzle’s signature large-scale theater production, the bilingual puppet musical Dream Carver based on the book by Diana Cohn and illustrations by Amy Cordova, has been presented at theaters and performing arts centers across the United States.

Swazzle’s team of professional puppet designers and builders has constructed custom puppets for film, television and the stage. Some notable projects include The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, the PBS series Mack and Moxy, and Amazon Studio’s Little Big Awesome.

Little Prince poster Swazzle

 

 


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