January 20, 2016 9:42 pm
Updated: January 20, 2016 10:00 pm

Alberta designer helps create world premiere The Little Prince in Calgary

WATCH ABOVE: The world premiere of “The Little Prince” comes to Theatre Calgary, here’s Gil Tucker with one of the creators giving it the royal treatment.


The Little Prince is a classic story full of magic, and now Bretta Gerecke is enjoying a lot of magical moments bringing the musical version to life in Calgary.

She’s designing the sets, props and costumes for Theatre Calgary’s world premiere production of The Little Prince – The Musical.

“It’s a designer’s dream come true,” said Gerecke.

She’s been based out of Edmonton in recent years, but is now living in London, returning from the UK to work on this show.

“My life is in both places, a little bit like The Little Prince,” said Gerecke. “I love it”.

Her work on the production involves creations ranging from a mirrored suit to a snake costume made of the same plastic used in hockey rink boards.

“Bretta was the exact person to do it,” said Theatre Calgary’s artistic director Dennis Garnhum. “The thing about The Little Prince is – it’s all about explosive imagination”.

The production opens Friday January 22nd, running through until February 28th at Theatre Calgary.

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