Photos top to bottom: Kevin Cahoon* as Hans Christian Andersen and Marissa Dinsmoor as The Boy. Lesley McKinnell* as The Little Mermaid. Kevin Cahoon* as Hans Christian Andersen and Erik Stein* as The Shadow.

The Stephen Schwartz musical, My Fairytale, will preview in Santa Maria August 12 – 20 and Solvang August 26.

Opening August 27 in the Solvang Festival Theater, it plays through September 25 under the stars.

Join Hans Christian Andersen on a fantastic and enchanted journey where he confronts his shadow and the characters of his fairytales.

In this world of his imagination, Hans must save the life of the Emperor and find the Nightingale. But a series of detours – punctuated with a breathtaking Stephen Schwartz score (composer of Wicked)- brings him face to face with himself and the resolve to fulfill his life-long dream.

It’s alternately beautiful, dangerous, mysterious, and wonderful.

…and, you’ll only see it at PCPA Theaterfest!