For about a week now, I have been working on actually writing my new show. Ever since I went to Germany last year, I've been trying to find a Folk Tale that I could turn into a Children's Musical, particularly a "Princess" show. I was disappointed with not being able to find a story while actually in Germany --- not a suitable one, anyway. Perhaps I was just distracted by all the other things we did on that tour. Somehow I overlooked doing a particular Grimm's Fairy Tale that now I think will be a wonderful show.
Next, it didn't have a very big population in the story. I usually have 20+ young girls that want to be in my shows (summer camp, particularly). And sometimes just as many young boys. Whatever show I write has to have featured roles for many kids. Nobody likes just being in a couple of songs or stand in the background. They want a named character who is important to telling the story with lines to say, plus actual acting and plenty of comic situations.
All in all, a very productive week.
Here's the song for the many "princesses" who are invited to a birthday party for Princess Caroline.