The Princess Who Saved Herself

a musical for any and all ages


Girl Power!

Watch Jon Stewart interview a then sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai on the Daily Show.

This 9-year-old girl wrote a letter to President Obama, and ended up changing the way American money is going to look!

(Click on her picture to find out more!)

Girls in books!

In our show, Zoe (of course) is fiction.  Here are some other awesome heroines!

Matilda!  Another girl who loved to read and stood up to bullies . . . who also got her own musical!

12-year-old Julie Gerchak learns about the world from the unlikeliest of teachers -- a telepathic gorilla!

Another girl without any parents to tell her what to do, but with a pet monkey instead of a pet snake!

On the subject of Beauty . . .

In Act 2, Zoe sings a song to the Witch about the nature of beauty.  She asks, “Is beauty the stuff that makes everyone look the same?  Or is beauty the stuff that makes everyone different?”  Follow this link to explore that question a little more . . .

Girls in bands!

In our show, Zoe wants to be a rock star.  These girls already are!

On February 17th, 2018, just three days after surviving a mass shooting at her high school which left 17 of her classmates dead and 15 more injured, Emma González stepped to a microphone to try to change America’s gun laws in the face of what she saw as inaction by the grown-ups in power, saying, “We are going to be the kids that you read about in textbooks.  Not because we’re going to be another statistic about mass shooting in America, but because, just as David said, we are going to be the last mass shooting.  Just like Tinker v. Des Moines, we are going to change the law.”

On September 23rd, 2019, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg spoke at the United Nations climate action summit in the face of what she saw as inaction by the grown-ups in power, telling the assembled crowd, “People are suffering.  People are dying.  Entire ecosystems are collapsing.  We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.  How dare you?”

(And I’m just going to let Hannah Herbst speak for herself . . .)

22-year-old Amanda Gorman -- who grew up battling a speech impediment -- became the youngest person to ever speak at a presidential inauguration ceremony moments after President Biden -- who also grew up battling a speech impediment --

assumed office on January 20th, 2021.

Meet Ashima Shiraishi -- who even as young as the age of nine was catching the eye of the world rock climbing community!