David Gonzalez's THE FROG BRIDE Comes to the Alden in McLean Tonight, 6/9
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by BWW News Desk
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, tonight, 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.