Show History



Rapunzel is a musical from the minds of bookwriters and lyricists David Crane and Marta Kauffman, creators of the noteworthy sitcoms, "Friends" and "Veronica's Closet."  Kauffman's husband, Michael Skloff, the composer of the "Friends" theme song, wrote the music. The musical is the trio's take on the Grimm's fairytale of the same name, depicting a maiden trapped in a tower with extremely long hair. The creators have taken a few creative liberties with the story, including focusing the morals more on parent/child relationships and cursing the Prince with permanent sunglasses, rather than blind him, as in the fairytale.


Rapunzel has been performed in such noteworthy venues as Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD; the Magik Theatre in San Antonio, TX; and the Emerald City Theatre in Chicago, IL.  The musical was originally created for the touring children's theatre company, Theatreworks US.  In late 2014, Rapunzel toured for the first time with the Phamaly Theatre Company.