"Croaker" the Frog Prince Musical June 21st - 23rd Tickets On-Sale Now!
For Immediate Release: Endicott, NY
EPAC Classic Fairy Tales series is proud to present: “CROAKER” the Frog Prince Musical
at the Endicott Performing Arts Center located at 102 Washington Ave in Endicott, NY.
June 21st – 23rd, 2019
This will be the 14th installment of the Classic Fairy Tale series since the inception of EPAC in 1998. You may have seen passed productions such as ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Rapunzel’, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’, ‘Peter and the Wolf’, ‘The Big Bad Wolf’, ‘The Snow Queen’ or ‘Pinocchio’.
“Croaker” is a musical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince, otherwise known as The Frog King or Iron Henry. The most popular version of the tale is the Disney movie, “The Princess and the Frog”. It was also woven into the plot of the “Shrek” franchise. Croaker has been staged across the U.S. and tells the story of a princess who befriends a frog who was formerly a prince — the consequence of a curse placed upon him by her mother, the evil Queen Helene. For more information visit www.Croakerthemusical.com
In the traditional folktale, a spoiled princess reluctantly befriends the Frog Prince (meeting him after dropping a golden ball into a pond or well), who magically transforms into a handsome prince. Although in modern versions the transformation is invariably triggered by the princess kissing the frog, in the original Grimm version of the story the frog's spell was broken when the princess threw it against a wall in disgust. In other early versions it was sufficient for the frog to spend the night on the princess' pillow. The frog prince also has a loyal servant named Henry (or Harry) who had three iron bands affixed around his heart to prevent it from breaking in his sadness over his master's curse, but when the prince was reverted to his human form Henry's overwhelming happiness caused all three bands to break, freeing his heart from its bonds.
“Croaker” the Frog Prince Musical is presented through special arrangement with CaM Theatricals, LLC. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by CaM, 11714 Heathmere Crescent, Midlothian, Virginia 23113. www.croakerthemusical.com
Check out this promo video of the original cast production on You Tube:
The 2019 EPAC production is directed by Patrick Foti, with musical direction by Paula Bacorn and an amazing cast of local performers of all ages. Check out the CAST LIST HERE. This show is sure to entertain the whole family! Performances will be June 21st – 23rd, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm.
Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for seniors (65 & over) and children (12 & under)
Call the EPAC Box Office at (607) 785-8903 or visit the EPAC web site, www.endicottarts.com For group sales call (607) 785-8903.
General Operating Support is provided to the Endicott Performing Arts Center by a grant from the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund.