Friday, December 13th, 2013
California Center for the Arts in Escondido CA (map).
When a Princess is finally born to King Stefan and Queen Stefanie, the entire kingdom celebrates ("Hail to Princess Aurora"). Among the guests are the neighboring King Hubert, his young Prince Phillip, and three good fairies - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. Suddenly, an evil sorceress appears ("Maleficent!") and leaves a curse that on Aurora's sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on a spindle and die ("A Curse on the Princess"). Merryweather casts a spell for the Princess to sleep instead, only to be awakened by true love's kiss ("Merryweather's Gift"). The Fairies devise a plan to hide Aurora deep in the forest disguised as a peasant girl until the time of the curse passes ("Briar Rose"). For sixteen years, Maleficent's Goons search for the baby, but the sorceress finally loses patience ("Find the Girl!"). On her birthday, the Fairies send Briar Rose to pick berries while they prepare a surprise. Surrounded by her animal friends, she daydreams about her true love ("I Wonder, Once Upon a Dream").
A mysterious man surprises Briar Rose ("Once Upon a Dream - Reprise"), but they dance and she invites him to visit her cottage that night, not knowing that he is Prince Phillip. Meanwhile, after sixteen years of no magic, the Fairies use their wands to prepare the birthday party ("A Little Magic Now"). Drawn to the forest by the magic, Maleficent's Goons overhear the Fairies tell Briar Rose that she is Princess Aurora and must return to the castle that night. Briar Rose is upset that she will not be home to meet her new friend. At the castle, Maleficent tricks Aurora into touching a cursed spindle ("A Curse on the Princess - Reprise"), and the Princess falls fast asleep. Now the Fairies' only hope in saving Aurora is Prince Phillip, whom the Goons have captured. While the Goons celebrate (Goon Conga), the Fairies free Phillip, who fights the Goons and slays Maleficent ("The Battle"). Phillip then returns to the castle and breaks Aurora's spell with true love's kiss ("Happy Ending/Finale, A Little Magic Now - Bows").