‘80s Icon Tami Stronach Does Jack And The Beanstalk Musical

Tami Stronach

Tami Stronach, has spent her time in dance, choreogrphy, and theater and is now starting something new: a children’s music album and touring live show inspired by the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Childlike Empress from The NeverEnding Story is back! Tami Stronach is putting together a new album and show for families and children with the album set to launch next month, and the show set to kick off in New York on February 4th.

Thirty years ago, we fell in love with her character The Childlike Empress when she beckoned Bastian to call her name. Now, the star of the 80s hit is back – ready to invade both the film and music world with her new family label and a Luck Dragon-sized load of exciting new projects.

Directed by Wolfgang Peterson, The NeverEnding Story was a West-German produced English-language film that, at the time, was the most expensive film produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union.

Tami Stronach's Beanstalk Jack

Tami Stronach’s Beanstalk Jack

The NeverEnding Story, which won several awards over 1984 and 1985, was a global hit, snaring $100 million worldwide against a production budget of $27 million.

The movie, which catapulted Stronach to stardom, has been a huge inspiration in pop culture and is just as popular today as it was when it was first released.

After a couple of decades of making dance and theater in NYC, Tami has now turned her attention to laying the foundation for a content shop that makes family-friendly work – not unlike The NeverEnding Story. The brand is Called Paper Canoe Company, which she founded with husband, Greg.

In February, Tami releases a new album, Beanstalk Jack, a folk-rock opera based on Jack and the Beanstalk.

Tami Stronach, Beanstalk Jack

Tami Stronach performing in the Beanstalk Jack live touring show featuring the music on the Beanstalk Jack album.

Beanstalk Jack is a 50 minute folk-rock concept album that the whole family can enjoy. It tells the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk with an Americana sound, and a girl meets boy twist. In it, young Jack goes up the Beanstalk with his six-string to find his fortune. In the big world at the top of the Beanstalk, Jack steals the heart of a giant’s daughter, Harmony, a bright star just waiting for the right band to come along.

Tami made one album Faerie Queen that nostalgia buffs will remember was a sleeper hit in the ‘80s. This new project is the first in a series of collaborations with a notable crew of indie folk-rock artists in Williamsburg. In the coming months she’ll be choreographing and performing in videos for the album and doing promo concerts in preparation for launching a full live theatrical experience later in the year. The performance will be built to tour nationally and internationally in theatrical concert venues with video projections, puppets, and Tami performing the role of Harmony, the Giant’s rock star daughter.

On February 4the, you’ll also be able to see a live theatre version of Beanstalk Jack in New York.

Archeologist Says He’s Found Giant Remains Proving “Jack And The Beanstalk” Tale Was True

Fossil Monthly

Be sure to catch this month's issue of Fossil Monthly to learn more about Dr. Smythe-Snipes and his findings.

London—A British archeologist has actually said in a paper that will be published next month that he’s found evidence of where the fabled giant from the children’s story “Jack and the Beanstalk” landed when the eponymous Jack chopped down the beanstalk as the giant climbed down after the hero, who had absconded with a magic harp and a goose that laid golden eggs that belonged to the giant.

Dr. Richard Smythe-Snipes will have his paper published next month in “Fossil Monthly,” which is, according to its website, “a renowned, award-whining (sic) online archeology magazine.” In it, Smythe-Snipes wrote how he located the large crater, now filled with water, left when the giant fell to his death, and how years of painstaking research helped prove the existence of the giant in the fairy tale.

“It’s quite extraordinary,” Smythe-Snipes said. “I’ve been searching for nearly 30 years for the spot where the giant fell, traipsing all over the English countryside, talking to townsfolk who may have heard the tale, always believing I’d find the spot where he fell.” Continue reading