ValleyStreamMom.com was honored to have been invited to review The John Engeman Theatre's adaptation of "Rapunzel" sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Inspite of the 50 minute ride and windy road out to Northport, the first reaction I can think of was "wow." The theatre was breathtaking and adorned in reds and golds which are two of my favorite color combos. I could tell we were near as little girls dressed in tu-tus and tiaras walked down the street toward the plush theatre. Darn it! Why didn't I think of that?
The play was one of Broadway quality with all four actors playing all 12 parts. I actually found myself counting the characters trying to guess who was going to play what next. The vocal ability of all of the actors was phenomenal. Honestly, the children's productions I have seen on the Island can't hold a note to the cast of Rapunzel. Pun intended.
Disney's recent adaptation of Tangled may still be fresh in your child's mind. You may want to explain to them that it will be different. I honestly don't quite remember the story as a child. So when Brian was introduced as Prince Brian, I was a bit thrown off as was my Valley Stream Daughter. In Tangled, Rapunzel was a princess, however in this production she was not.