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A Little Princess

2005 Festival

Susan Schulman

Sean Attebury, Ken Barnett, Will Chase, Maya Days, Katherine Doherty, Melissa Dye, Jill Geddes, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Sarah Hyland, Macy Ladner, Mackenzie Mauzy, Julia Murney, Jesse Nager, Sophie Oda, Dennis Stowe and Tracy Walsh

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 9
Preferred Ensemble Size: 13
Total Cast Size: 24
Orchestra Breakdown:

13 players: 2 keyboards, 1 drummer, 1 percussion, 1 violin, 1 cello, 1 bass, 3 reed players, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 harp

Casting Notes:

cast includes children & dancers

Genre & Style:

Search Set & Costume Registry


A Little Princess is the story of a little girl with a great big imagination. Separated from her father and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress; Sara is made a servant to the institution when her father is reported dead, and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her with the grace and virtue of a little princess.

Festival Successes

Concert presentation at Texas State University (TX) in 2011.Youth theatre productions across the country. Concept Recording on Sh-K-Boom Records. Licensed by Music Theatre International .