Based on the beloved children's books Princess K.I.M. and The Lie That Grew and Princess Kim and Too Much Truth Written & Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Princess K.I.M. The Musical is a touching, upbeat and humorous play about a little girl named Kim, who along with her geeky Dad, move to a new town. Kim, who has lost her mother and now struggles to find her way without her, desperately wants her new classmates to like her, so she tells a teeny tiny lie…she says that her name is really “K.I.M.”—"Katherine Isabella Marguerite"—and that she is a Princess. At first, Kim relishes in the Royal attention, but when her lie grows and GROWS, her life gets very complicated, especially when her theatrical Grandmother comes to visit and is mistaken for the Queen! When the truth is revealed, the kids reject Kim for her deceit. Kim then thinks that telling only the truth will reverse her mistake. Kim's comical but brutal truths only alienate everyone further. With the help of many, including her exuberant grandmother, who the classmates grow to admire, her wise father and her mother’s wisdom, written in a journal during her illness, Kim finds the courage to drop her ‘Royal ruse’ and simply be her charming self.
Delightful music, true-to-life dialog and a tender expression of love, strength and acceptance will touch your heart and have you singing along. The underlying thread of the classroom’s Poetry Performance ties the play’s elements together for a moving and electrifying finale, where Kim finds her YOU and an empowered audience is reminded that WE BELONG!
There are two one-act versions of Princess K.I.M. The Musical also available:
Princess K.I.M. The Musical (Junior) - 75 minutes, Based on both Princess KIM books
Princess K.I.M. The Musical (TYA) - 50 minutes, Based on book 1, Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew
Kim Worthington - (age 10-12) Also known as Princess Katherine Isabella Marguerite Worthington. Only child, called “Princess” by her family. Misses her mom. Imaginative and creative, Wants desperately to fit, but is a bit unsure of herself.