Thursday, October 10, 2013

Performance Photos

Enjoy these photos taken during our recent Premiere Performance of Princess K.I.M. The Musical! Please keep checking back to find out where Princess K.I.M. will appear next. Do you want to perform this play at your theater? Contact Maryann Cocca-Leffler:
Princess K.I.M.! ( Rich Sparks photo)

Below Photos Courtesy of Rich Sparks & Lisa Dawson:

Are you really from Royalty? Song: "Didn't You Know"
The Queen is Coming this weekend!

Town Scene- "Just an Old Lady in a Buick"


"Acting Lessons"

Kim telling Dad, "From now on I'm only telling the truth!"

Violet for President!

Poetry Performance

"We Belong"

Miss Della's Class Photo

Monday, October 7, 2013

It's a HIT!

 Thank you to everyone who came to see the NH Premiere Performance of Princess K.I.M. The Musical. It has been a whirlwind few days with 5 fabulous shows. Audience reviews have been great- with standing ovations every night. THANK YOU to a very talented cast for bringing my characters to life on stage. A special thanks to Toby, for directing a great show.
Keep following just never know where we will end up next.
Princess K.I.M. The Musical is ready to FLY!
Andrew, Toby, Alyssa (KIM) and Maryann, Opening Night

Introducing the Team, Saturday Night; Rita, Premik, Andrew, Maryann and Janine.

Attendance was amazing...A "Princess Birthday Party group."
Town Scene- Maryann's Sets- The Buick was a big hit! (Thanks Mike)

Grandma and Kim in the BUICK! Okay- she's Not the queen!

I have been holding off showing our fabulous (wow factor) BUS and Buick. Here is a short Video with clips of "A Princess in Our School" and "Just an Old Lady in a Buick". 
These Two great numbers  involve a BUS moving across the stage and the Town Scene set.

(Clip from Dress Rehearsal- Oct 1- Amato Center, Milford NH)

With Grateful Hearts- Maryann- Cast, Production Team and Crew

Friday, October 4, 2013

Nothing But the TRUTH!...

Opening Night was AMAZING! 
Join us!

Please note:
All Tickets at Toadstool Bookshop will be pulled today. 
Online tickets close 8 hours before showtime. 
Tickets are available at the door 1 hour before the show.
Don't Miss it!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Opening Night- Thursday October 3rd!
Grandma shows up at the school.

Kim. She loves the attention!

(A clip from rehearsal)

Online tickets will close 8 hours before each show. 
Toadstool tickets will be pulled soon-
Available tickets will be on sale ONE HOUR before show time at the theater.
See you there!

You don't want to miss it.

Maryann, Cast and Crew.

Monday, September 30, 2013

A Sneak Peek! 3 days till Opening Night!

We are SO excited! 
This play is GREAT. You don't want to miss it. 
Here are some Photo teasers!
Kim, Dad, & Grandma singing TELL ME

Violet is running for President!

A Peek at Maryann's Sets!
(Tickets are selling well. If you plan to attend, please don't wait to buy tickets!)
Maryann, Cast and Crew

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Message from Grandma: (5 days and counting)

Said in an Italian Accent: 
"Whata you-a mean-a you are not-ta comin?

A Funny 'Italian" scene. Grandma, Marco & Angelo!
Come to
Princess K.I.M. The Musical

The CLASS is Ready! Are you? 5 days till Opening Night!
Come see this Original Musical!
Louis and Kimmy in the classroom.

Co-Producers Rita and Maryann in front of the Italian Market.
We are in our final days of rehearsals. We look forward to sharing the play with you. Some of the songs you will hear are: Be Strong, A Princess in Our School, Just An Old Lady In A BuickWe Belong, and Find Your You.  Seats are selling - Reserved seats available by clicking the above TICKET and at Toadstools in Milford.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Maryann- Cast and Crew

Thursday, September 26, 2013


The CLASS is Ready! Are you? One week till Opening Night!
Come see this Original Musical!

We are in our final days of rehearsals. We look forward to sharing the play with you. Some of the songs you will hear are: Be Strong, A Princess in Our School, Just An Old Lady In A Buick, We Belong, and Find Your You. So....
At Princess K.I.M. The Musical

Don't wait. Seats are selling - Reserved seats available by clicking the above TICKET and at Toadstools in Milford.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Maryann- Cast & Crew

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Opening Night- in 2 WEEKS!

A short two weeks until opening night! The cast is working very hard in rehearsals. Sets are in...It is FANTASTIC! We are hoping to FILL THE HOUSE! You don't want to miss this Original Production. Who knows when you'll get the opportunity to see it again... So buy your tickets today! Seats are filling up. (Tickets are reserved seating.)

Here's a sneak peek: (These great photos where taken by Rich Sparks)

A very funny Grandma! 

Mom, Dad & Kim 

Kim and Grandma

The classmates...not quite believing Kim
Hope to see you at the play!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

SET MOVE-IN. From Garage to stage.

Today the sets went from my garage to the stage. For the first time the actors got to rehearse with the major set pieces. (there's more to come.)  Scroll to see the sets coming together and then becoming the backdrop to this great cast. I designed the sets so that most pieces turn around to become something else. Lots of fun to watch!
The set's home for four months- my garage

The "kitchen" gets packed up.

Part of the large panel- the Italian Market.

Luckily we don't live far from the theater. WIDE load.

Everything is put on rolling platforms.

Refrigerator in place. (Mike made that refrig- Scott built the kitchen.)

It opens!

Classroom. ( the reverse of the Market).

Cast warming up.

Burger Shop is reverse of Kitchen. (signs to come)

Kim and Grandma in "Town".

Grandma visits the classroom.

"Listen up, class."

"I come from a Royal Family, you know!"
(Thank you to my set construction team- Mike, Bob, Scott and Steve- and Jeremy my intern!...And husband Eric, the expert mover! I could not have done it without you!!!)...PS- Wait till you see the BUS!  Hope to see you there!- Maryann

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Page to Stage" School Tour

Tomorrow I begin visiting local schools to present my "THE BOOK and BEYOND" program. I'll share with the students where ideas for my books come from and how one tiny idea from my own childhood experience turned into a book and then, a play. Every student is a writer and creator. I hope I am able to instill in these bright wide-eyed children that their everyday experiences can turn into their own stories.  I want them to dream big, realize that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. 

Within the next few weeks I'll be visiting, Birch Hill, Broad St, Sunset and Charlotte Schools in Nashua,  Clarke, Wilkins and AMS in Amherst and Village School in Mont Vernon.

Students at my THE BOOK AND BEYOND program in Ohio.

Lots of Crowns in this audience.
Ready to draw Princess KIM.
Kids--See you soon! I'll show you how I created my book Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew, read the story, share some music, and tell you all about Princess K.I.M. The Musical... and draw a picture or two. Be ready to have fun (and learn a lot too!)