Welcome to Pickle-Chiffon Pie:
In the Kingdom of Bushelpeck, the royal family is quite distressed. King Willoughbye can’t enjoy his favorite dessert – Queen Lauralai’s famous Pickle Chiffon Pie. The “Great Cucumber Crisis of the Century” is being caused by a short supply of the main ingredient and because, numerous princes are devouring whatever pie supply there is when they are hosted for dinners while courting Princess Sunnyskye. The King devises a contest among the princes to decide who will get to the marry Sunnyskye. Of course, Sunnyskye has other ideas—she believes that she should be able to decide whether and whom to marry. Will the King ultimately proclaim a winner? Will Sunnyskye’s voice be heard?
“Pickle-Chiffon Pie: The Musical” is based on the beloved fairy tale by Jolly Roger Bradfield originally published in 1967. The musical tells an updated and female empowered version of this timeless tale of the importance of love, kindness, and consideration of others, truly the “Most Wonderful Thing!” Composers/lyricists Jeffrey Artzi and Daniel Tenenbaum have teamed with their co-bookwriters, Jennifer Adams and Michael Bobbitt, to create a pop-infused score and story encompassing the cucumber-obsessed people of Bushelpeck, “twin” princes for a neighboring kingdom, Villagers, Ladies in Waiting, and a host of others, along with the incredible creatures of the nearby Wonderweird Forest. The world premiere of the Youth Academy version of the musical, built for a large and diverse cast, is scheduled to debut in April of 2022 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. This musical is sure to delight audiences of all ages as they learn how to celebrate the “Festival of Cukes!”