By Karen Zacarias
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
From the novel by Gail Carson Levine
As a baby, Ella was given the "gift" to obey every command. Forced to do whatever is asked, including rubbing her stepsister’s stinky feet, Ella fights for independence. She sets out on an extraordinary journey to battle ogres, befriend a prince, and crash a giant’s wedding to find her fairy Godmother, Lucinda, to undo the spell. A mythical musical based on the book by Gail Carson Levine, ELLA ENCHANTED explores what it means to find your voice and decide your own fate.
Children 2 and under are free admission.
General Admission: Seniors and Children (ages 3-12) $16+ | Adults $21+
Swanky Seats (Reserved Seating): Seniors and Children (ages 3-12) $26+ | Adults $31+
Sunday, December 15 at 2 pm | Inside Scoop! Stay for a post-show discussion and have a scoop of ice cream!
Thursday, December 19 at 8 pm | Girl's Night Out! Join us for an Adults Only show.
Every Friday is PJs and Play! Dress down in pajamas and enjoy free milk and cookies.
Group rates available. For any group of 10+ get a great discount.
School matinee group pricing also available for groups of 10+
Contact Sarah Kelley to create your group experience.
L'Oréal Roaché -- Ella
Alex Harding -- Prince Char/Servant 2
Marcie Millard -- Mother/Dame Olga/Menagerie Creature/Ogre 4/Giant Bride
Robert Hindsman -- Sir Peter/Menagerie Creature/Ogre 1/Giant Groom/Squire
Amy Reynolds -- Lucinda/Bird/Mistress Manners
Meg Harkins -- Hattie/Servant 1/Menagerie Creature/Ogre 2/Giant
Alexandria Joy – Olive/Servant 3/Menagerie Creature/Ogre 3/Giant
Jenna Tamisiea -- Director
Amanda Wansa Morgan -- Music Director and Sound Designer
Kari Twyman -- Choreographer
Dionna D. Davis -- Stage Manager
Vallea Woodbury -- Production Manager
Elisabeth Cooper -- Technical Director
Omar Rodriguez-Arroyo -- Assistant Stage Manager
Taryn Carmona -- Assistant Director
Derrick Vanmeter -- Set Designer
Dakota Adams -- Lighting Designer
April Andrew -- Costume Designer
Emmie Thompson -- Costume Assistant/Stitcher
Samantha Eubanks -- Props Designer
Jeremiah Davison -- Sound Assistant and Technician
Zachary Grizzle -- Master Carpenter
Cody Evins -- Master Electrician
Alice Zheng -- Technical Intern
Karen Zacarías award-winning plays include the sold-out/extended comedy THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, the sold-out world premiere drama JUST LIKE US (adapted from the book by Helen Thorpe) at Denver Theater Center, the Steinberg –citation award play LEGACY OF LIGHT , the Francesca Primus Award winning play MARIELA IN THE DESERT, the Helen Hayes Award winning play THE SINS OF SOR JUANA , the adaptation of Julia Alvarez’s HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS. Karen also has a piece in the Arena Stage premiere of OUR WAR. Her TYA musicals with composer Debbie Wicks la Puma include JANE OF THE JUNGLE, EINSTEIN IS A DUMMY, LOOKING FOR ROBERTO CLEMENTE, CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS, FERDINAND THE BULL, and FRIDA LIBRE. Her musical CHASING GEORGE WASHINGTON premiered at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and went on a National Tour. Her script was then adapted into a book by Scholastic with a foreword by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Karen is currently working on the adaptation of Edith Wharton’s THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, a drama for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and a Brazilian themed Oliver Twist musical: OLIVERIO: A BRAZILIAN TWIST ON DICKENS for the Kennedy Center. Her libretto of THE SUN ALSO RISES for the Washington Ballet received accolades in the New York Times and she is currently writing the libretto for THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW with Washington Ballet artistic Director Septime Webre. She is proud to be currently commissioned to write new plays for Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Ford’s Theater, Adventure Theater, and First Stage.
Her plays have been produced at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Arena Stage, The Goodman Theater, Round House Theater, The Denver Center, Alliance Theater, Imagination Stage, GALA Hispanic Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, San Jose Repertory Theater, GEVA Theater, Horizon’s Theater, People’s Light and Theater, Walnut Street Theater, Arden Theater, Milagro Theater, Teatro Vista, Aurora Theater, and many more.
Her awards include: New Voices Award, 2010 Steinberg Citation-Best New Play, Paul Aneillo Award, National Francesca Primus Prize, New Voices Award, National Latino Play Award, Finalist Susan Blackburn, Helen Hayes for Outstanding New Play.
Karen is the first playwright-in-residence at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and has taught playwriting at Georgetown University. She is the founder of Young Playwrights’ Theater, an award-winning theater company that teaches playwriting in local public schools in Washington, DC. YPT won the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the White House as one of the most innovative arts programs in the nation. The YPT curriculum is currently being used in public schools in DC, VA, MD, New Orleans, Detroit, and Texas and is published on Amazon as “WRITE TO DREAM.”
Karen is represented by the Graham Agency and published by Dramatic Publishing. Karen is fluent in English and Spanish and highly proficient in Danish and French. She has BA with distinction from Stanford University and a Masters in Creative Writing from Boston University. Born in Mexico, Karen now lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and three children.