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SNOWWHITE, ROSE RED (AND FRED) Musical in One Act, Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler, Music by Zina Goldrich SYNOPSIS Originally commissioned by The Kennedy Center, SNOWWHITE, ROSE RED (AND FRED) is written by the incomparable duo who brought you the charming DEAR EDWINA. This family-friendly musical comedy re-imagines the Brothers’ Grimm tale about what happens when a love triangle unravels a high-school drama team desperate to win the local thespian competition. When the overeager, yet well-meaning, captain of the drama team picks the lesser known Brothers Grimm tale of Snow White, Rose Red, the rest of the club fears the worst. But with the two leads played by popular cheerleader best friends Melinda and Melissa, what could go wrong? Enter Fred, a last-minute understudy so charming he sparks a rivalry both onstage and off. Teamwork and collaboration ultimately prevail in this hilarious and fresh musical comedy. STORY As our story begins, we meet the members of the Viking Drama Team and are launched into the world of high school drama competition. Having made it through the sections of Shakespeare, Pantomime, and Musical Theatre Sectionals, the team is getting ready to rehearse for their part in the Fairy Tale Finals. A chance to advance to the International High School Theatre Olympics is on the line and the competition is fierce, but the team members’ confidence is even fiercer. The next day on their way to rehearsal at school, best friends and Viking Drama Team members, Melissa and Melinda meet in the hallway. Between guessing and hoping who is going to get cast in the new fairytale play and which boy each of them is going to take to the Sadie Hawkins dance on Friday, the girls have plenty to discuss. Once they arrive at rehearsal, team leader and 2-year drama camp veteran, Juan Carlos announces that the team will be performing his self-written fairytale, “Snow White, Rose Red” for the final sectional competition. Met with less enthusiasm than he’d hoped for, he quickly announces that Melissa and Melinda will play the title characters, respectively, Sammy will play Bear, the romantic lead, Claudia will serve as narrator, scenery, incidental music, and sound board operator, and he himself will take on the role of evil villain Flugenwumpel. The members are somewhat appeased by this, but express their doubts about competing against schools doing lavish productions of classic fairytales. Juan Carlos tells them not to worry and throws himself into an elaborate telling of the plot of his new fairytale. However, when he stops halfway through to reveal that he hasn’t finished writing it, the other team members' doubts deepen. A few days later as the cast return to rehearsal, a radio announcement is heard, giving the quick lowdown on the current state of each of the Fairy Tale finalist. A week has passed and the team members are exhausted. Juan Carlos has had them rehearsing around the clock, constantly giving them new dialogue as he finishes and finesses the fairytale. Back from a short rehearsal break, Melissa and Melinda as their characters Snow White and Rose Red, sing and then carry-on into the next rehearsal scene in which Sammy enters as his character Bear and befriends the fictional sisters. Sammy’s allergies continue to plague him throughout the scene, but finally they all make it through and Juan Carlos makes his grand entrance, dancing around madly as the evil Flugenwumpel. Just then the bell rings, and the team gather their things for their next class. As they leave Melinda, Melissa and Claudia begin to talk about their date prospects for the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance. When Claudia says she isn’t going Melissa and Melinda inform her that just because she isn’t popular like they are doesn’t mean she should miss out on the potential fun. Offended, Claudia runs out, leaving the girls obliviously lost in their own song and dance. As Juan Carlos and Sammy sit in their next class they begin to discuss the competition from the other