Spotlights' Theater for Young Audience Series

The Frog Princess

Catherine L. Howard

Directed by
Brenton Cochran

Produced by
Diane Frendak & 
Sharon Joyce

March 7–15, 2020

Broadview Heights Spotlights Cultural Arts Building

Show Synopsis

Roles are reversed in this colorful adaptation of the Russian folk tale. Queen Natasha is tired and wants to turn over the throne to one of her three sons. But which one? Each of them has some, but not all, of the qualities needed to be a good king, and the queen reveals that the difference between a good king and a great king is the woman behind the throne. So she sends her sons off to find wives, using an arrow to guide them. The youngest son Sasha’s arrow pierces Natalia ... a frog! Though the ladies and gentlemen of the kingdom laugh, Sasha proceeds with the marriage to fulfill his duty. You’re audiences will be charmed with this delightful and funny tale. Without any preachiness, this very clever story also teaches that it pays to be kind to everyone ... including frogs!

Audition Information

Sunday January 5th at 7:00 P.M.
Monday January 6th at 7:00 P.M.
Auditions open to ages 16 and up.
Looking for 6 women 4 men; 2 can be either.
There will be cold readings from the script.
Beginning January 14th, rehearsals will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. (No rehearsal Jan. 28 & 30).
Beginning February 24th, rehearsals will be Monday thru Thursday  from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
March 7 at 2:00 P.M.
March 7 at 6:00 P.M.
March 8 at 2:00 P.M.
March 14 at 2:00 P.M.
March 14 at 6:00 P.M.
March 15 at 2:00 P.M.
Script sample available from the publisher here:
Questions may be emailed to the director, Brenton Cochran at
The Frog Princess is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.