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‘Frog Prince’ to be performed this weekend

02/13/2014

Jacksonville Opera Theatre is currently scheduled to present “The Frog Prince” on Friday, February 14, at the Oxford Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Oxford.

Preview performances of the show were originally scheduled for November 8 - 9, 2013 but later postponed until late January. The January dates were later rescheduled as well.

Most recently, the show was moved from February 7th to February 14th due to the unusual weather in the area.

“The Frog Prince” is a musical for children based from the Grimm Brothers fairy tale of the same name. Many will recognize the story of a prince who was cursed to spend his life as a frog unless he can get a princess to fall in love with him.

Although the musical is written specifically for children, adults may find it to be an equally enjoyable Valentine’s Day activity. The book and lyrics were written by Kennesaw State University’s Melanie Martin Long and music composed by Dr. James Woodward, a JSU music professor.

Although the change in schedule has led to some confusion, students still look forward to the performance.

Sierra Garner said, "I don't like how long it has taken for this production to get together, but I am looking forward to seeing it.”

Other students have missed out on the opportunity due to their own scheduling difficulties.

Tanya Musselman said, "I would have liked to see the show when it was originally scheduled. I would still like to see it, but I had to make scheduling adjustments because of all this bad weather. I won't be able to make it to what should be an entertaining performance".

For more information, call the Oxford Center for Performing Arts at (256) 241-3322 or go to www.oxfordpac.org.

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