Dr. James Charles Woodward

The Frog Prince

Book and Lyrics by Melanie Martin Long

    Music by James Woodward

"The Frog Prince premiered in July 2014 at the Georgia Shakespeare Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. . . .  a charmingly whimsical  variation . . . filled with nicely defined characters, pleasant melodies, and charm by the barrelful! . . a tightly focused script, simply presented, compellingly performed."

                      - Brad Rudy, Atlanta Theatre Buzz, July 2014 

"Georgia Shakespeare makes merry with a musical retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale about a beautiful princess, a frog and how things aren’t always what they seem."

                       - This Week’s Best Bets, Encore Atlanta

Cast: ​4 M, 3 W (Additional Chorus Optional)

Pre-recorded Tracks or Small Pit Orchestra of 4 Musicians: Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Double Bass

Simple Settings

Runtime: About 55 minutes


A magic ball. A dark well. And a life-changing promise. When Princess Alaina drops her gold ball down an ancient well, she promises lasting friendship to the frog who fetches it for her. When the frog insists she keep her vow to reverse a witch's spell, the headstrong Alaina goes toe-to-toe with him, until both find there's more to one another - and to friendship - than meets the eye. ​A charming, whimsical retelling of a classic tale, The Frog Prince is a musical celebration for all ages about the passage from frog-hood to prince-hood!