Based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a "little" prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy's history and planet-hopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, an historian, and a general. It isn't until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox, a Snake, and the pilot. Written by
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was actively pursued for the role of the pilot. Burton had had a huge success, on Broadway, with Lerner & Lowe's "Camelot", but had turned down the film role (Camelot
(1967)), as he did "The Little Prince". See more
It's only with the heart that one can see clearly. What's essential, is invisible to the eye.
Referenced in Role Model: Gene Wilder
Why Is The Desert?
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Richard Kiley
and Steven Warner See more