“Sleeping Beauty” at The Ware Center

“Sleeping Beauty” at The Ware Center

Information provided by The Ware Center

New York’s premier storyteller David Gonzalez presents a modern version of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00am at the Ware Center, located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. The lobby opens at 10:00am for fun, hands-on activities for children of all ages.


David Gonzalez is a one-of-a-kind artist who takes the audience on a storied, spoken word, musical journey. In this decidedly modern twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, Gonzalez uses rhymes inspired by Dr. Seuss, music inspired by the Bach Goldberg Variations, and groovy projected images to create a world in which the sleeping princess is not passive, but is very present in the story. She is strong willed and independent, determined, fierce and smart – and she has more to do than just lie down and wait for her prince. There’s more than one side to this story: families are invited to use their imaginations to complete the tale, and find out whether the princess is awakened by true love’s kiss – or not!



David Gonzalez is a professional storyteller, poet, playwright, musician and public speaker. He is a cultural ambassador for the US State Department, and is the proud recipient of the International Performing Arts for Youth “Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence.“ Mr. Gonzalez was named a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience” for The Frog Bride. David has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. Sleeping Beauty was co-commissioned by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Brooklyn College, and The McCallum Theater.

David Gonzalez performing the world premiere of "Sleeping Beauty" at the Walt Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn Performing Arts Center, 3-14-2010 Photo: Myles Aronowitz

Photo: Myles Aronowitz

TICKETS: $10 Adults, $5 Students, Reserved Seating



The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. Hours, Monday – Thursday 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Friday 10:30 AM – 4:30PM. Student Memorial Center, Room 103, Millersville University campus. Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.


Call the box office at 717-871-7600.




Millersville University’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts builds upon a long history of supporting the arts, producing a vast array of unique, educational, and exciting events and performances that touch many genres of artistic endeavors. Within our two centers, The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster, and the Charles R. and Anita B. Winter Center on the campus of Millersville University, our office engages both the student and community of Lancaster populations, and brings to its stages creative local artists, as well as renowned artists and performers from around the world. Committed to the ongoing expression of excellence in the arts, the Office of Visual and Performing Arts strives to ensure that the arts in Lancaster County will continue to flourish.


The Millersville University Visual and Performing Arts Season is made possible by support from Season Platinum Partner Rodgers & Associates and Gold Season Sponsors Aussie and The Fox and Hagelgans & Veronis, and Silver Season Sponsors The Hotel Lancaster, 12:34MicroTechnologies, YDOP and Weber Advertising. This season’s Luminary Donors include Ann Barshinger, John & Susan Garofola, Linda Holman-Marcks, William McIlwaine, Peggy Neff, Mary Kearns & Jon Walker, and Paul & Judy Ware.

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Millersville University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.