An updated version of a classic Russian tale that incorporates poetry, artistry and a moving jazz score makes "The Frog Bride" with David Gonzalez a must see. The Alden in McLean presents the show for one night only, on Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for McLean tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.
When a king sends his three sons to find brides, two return with fair ladies. The last son returns with a frog. "The Frog Bride" is a hip adaptation of a classic Russian tale told by consummate storyteller David Gonzalez. Two outstanding musicians weave one of Prokofiev's classics with an original jazz-funk score, as Gonzalez performs every role against a backdrop of stunning live video projection and moving images by painter Wassily Kandinsky. Filled with comic sparkle, "The Frog Bride" with David Gonzalez is a "ribbiting" coming-of-age story.
Gonzalez was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of "The Frog Bride" at Broadway's New Victory Theater.
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.aldentheatre.org. For more information, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.