Fringe 2011 show wins prize up north

Good news from the Oops Guys, the former Orlandoans who are bringing Bitches of the Kingdom! to the 2011 Fringe. The musical, which is also called Disenchanted! and is the tale of a bunch of Disney princesses gone sour, just won a full production from the New Jersey Playwrights Contest.

Writer Dennis Giacino (half of the Oops Guys with Fiely Matias) won first place in the contest.

The full production will be in June 2011, so it sounds like the Orlando Fringe will be something of a preview for the New Jersey show. Congratulations to Dennis, and here’s more from him:

Oops Guys’ writer Dennis Giacino announced WINNER in playwriting contest!

Disenchanted! – also known as Bitches of the Kingdom!, a new musical revue featuring the original fairy tale princesses comically bemoaning the exploitation they’ve suffered in the Disney movies and theme parks, has just been selected as the WINNER of the 2010 New Jersey Playwrights Contest.  Written by Oops Guys scribe Dennis Giacino, Disenchanted! has been awarded a full production (venue, rehearsal space, director, music director, choreographer, casting, marketing, sets, costumes, lighting package, and a fully orchestrated score!)  by NJPC to take place in June 2011 at William Paterson University.  Ed Matthews of WPU directs while the show is music directed and orchestrated by Warren Helms (Juilliard-Lincoln Center instructor, has appeared at Carnegie Hall and, most recently, playing for Susan Boyle on national television as a part of NBC’s year-end round-up of the most intriguing people of 2010).

NJPC Show Dates:  June 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 in 2011
Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8:00pm;  Sun. matinees at 2:00pm

Tickets:  $20 General Admission (discounts offered for seniors, WPU students/staff) – on sale in early 2011

Disenchanted! has played in workshops in NYC and NJ to nothing but sold-out houses, audience raves and standing ovations.

ORLANDO:  The show will make its world premiere at the 2011 Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival next May 18-30 as Bitches of the Kingdom! (new title) Bitches will be cast locally in Orlando in January.  The show will also make its Canadian premiere in August 2011 at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival with its first Canadian cast.  Dates:  August 11-21, 2011

Music, Lyrics, Book by Dennis Giacino
Produced by Fiely Matias

For more information on Bitches of the Kingdom!, check out the Facebook fan page at today!

3 responses to “Fringe 2011 show wins prize up north

  1. I am thrilled for you guys and I can’t wait to see the show at Fringe.

  2. DESERVED!!!!! Love the show! Love them.

  3. Margaret Nolan

    Gooooo OOPS GUYS!! Congratulations!!