The Light Princess
A.R.T. Institute from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Can a girl who can't fall at all, fall in love? Two witty wisemen sing a story of a young princess cursed by a wicked witch to float through life indefinitely. Twirling above the stage, through the kingdom and into a magical forest, she must find a way to come back to earth by her sixteenth birthday or be doomed to defy gravity forever! Directed by Allegra Libonati, THE LIGHT PRINCESS from the acclaimed American Repertory Theater (Artistic Director, Diane Paulus) showcases the brightest talents of Harvard's graduate acting program. Funny, romantic and cleverly choreographed to delightfully upbeat original songs, this whimsical new musical will have you giggling your way to cloud nine.

"A.R.T. is dedicated to the creation of innovative children's programming. I had a wonderful time with my daughters at The Light Princess, and I can't wait to bring them back to see the show this winter."
Diane Paulus, Artistic Director
  "My name is Benjamin and the play The Light Princess was one of the best plays actually I've ever seen."Benjamin, age 9

Performance Facts

Performance Facts

70 minutes with no intermission

Read a plot synopsis.
This show has Arts Express events and a Talk-Back, as well as a Sign-Interpreted performance. See icons on the Calendar for dates.
Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

Narrative musical created for family audiences. Adaptation true to the original fairy tale.

Ticket Info

Ticket Information

Membership discount tickets are LOCKED IN at $25, $18, $13 and $10 (depending on seat location). Full price tickets start at $15 (subject to change). New Victory Members are entitled to free exchanges.

Getting to Know A.R.T. Institute


With multiple Tony® Awards, a Pulitzer and a training program with Harvard and the Moscow Art Theater School, the American Repertory Theater is legendary. A.R.T., with the innovative Diane Paulus at the helm, annually engages more than 5,000 students and community members in partnerships, workshops and talks, both on their Cambridge campus and across the greater Boston area. THE LIGHT PRINCESS (book by Lila Rose Kaplan, with music and lyrics by Mike Pettry) brings the A.R.T. Institute's distinguished company of graduate actors to New York, and with a fantastic new musical that defies all expectations—not to mention gravity!

PLAY!   PLAY! For activities that open up the world of each production, check out the free online Family Activity (available right here in February) and head to the lower lobbies to exercise your imaginations in an interactive "Try This." Kick the engagement up another notch with free Arts Express events at select shows or add a Family Workshop to your shopping cart.
Learn about our Family Engagement programs.


All The Way From...

Cambridge, Massachusetts
...Cambridge, Massachusetts


Massachusetts gets its name from the local Algonquian language. Roughly translated, it means "about the great hill."

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

This musical is based on the 1864 Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald.
Gravity doesn't only keep people connected to the ground—it also affects their weights. Because different planets have different gravities, a 200-lb person would only weigh 76 pounds on Mars.


Your Trip to Our Theaters


Just steps from the Times Square-42nd Street subway stops, The New Victory is a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater restored to its original glory. The majority of our shows are presented here, in the oldest operating theater in New York City. Down in the lobby you'll find stroller parking, free lockers to store your stuff, healthy snacks and New Vic merch to take home.


Located inside the New 42nd Street Studios building, The Duke on 42nd Street is home to New Victory programming that requires a more intimate space.


Located just down the block from The New Victory Theater, the New 42nd Street Studios host New Vic shows geared towards our youngest audience members. The space allows for a variety of seating configurations, including options for floor seating, making it easy to move around and step out of the theater area if you and yours need to do so. Stroller parking and changing tables are available.


Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood restaurant partners.

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Questions? Call us at 646.223.3010.

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Audio Described Performance icon Audio-Described: Live audio description service provided by For tickets call 212.575.7666.
terpreted Performance icon Sign-Interpreted: For tickets, visit
Autism Friendly Performance icon Autism-Friendly: Performance adapted to be more accessible to individuals on the autism spectrum
Talk-Back icon Talk-Back: Free post-show Q & A session with the creative team and performers
Arts Express icon Arts Express: Free pre-show interactive family activity with New Vic Teaching Artists
TXT Marks the Spot icon TXT Marks the Spot: Free post-show scavenger hunt using your text-enabled device
Questions icon Questions? Call Ticket Services at 646.223.3010.