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Finley Frankfurter is a fifteen-year-old fisherwoman. H.S. Crank is a grumpy old lighthouse keeper. Together, this unlikely pair journeys through the ocean to find the Elixir of Life, an elusive remedy for what is ailing Finley’s father. Spells of the Sea explores themes of grief, the father/daughter bond, and believing in yourself in this musical for the young and old alike.

Guinevere is the author of the music, lyrics, and book for the episodic podcast Spells of the Sea. The staged version of the show is currently in development with co-book writer Anna Pickett, producer Megan Ann Rasmussen, and artist-scholar Megan Alrutz.



Guinevere led, wrote, composed for, musically directed, and performed in an episodic podcast version of Spells of the Sea in April 2021. She is in the process of developing the show for the stage with co-book writer Pickett. The show had its world premiere at the Metro Theatre Company in February of 2023. For updates and more, follow @spellsofthesea on instagram. 

Premiere Announced at The Kennedy Center

Spells of the Sea is set to make its D.C. premiere at The Kennedy Center as a part of their 2024-2025 young audience season.

"High Tide" at Metro Theatre Company World Premiere

Listen to Jon Gentry and Gwenny sing "High Tide" in this snippet from Spells of the Sea.

Spells of the Sea Featured on Fox 2 Now

Gwenny and director Julia Flood chat about the world premiere of Spells of the Sea on Fox2Now News in St. Louis.

Q&A With Julia Flood, Artistic Director of the Metro Theatre Company

Gwenny chats about Spells as it prepares to be a part of MTC's 50th Anniversary Season.

"Fickle Feeling" for TheatreMakers Summit

A new song from Act I of Spells of the Sea, written and performed by Guinevere for the 2021 TheatreMakers Summit.

Cohen New Works Festival Podcast

Produced at the Cohen New Works festival in April 2021 as a podcast musical, this version of Spells was produced as a 5-episode journey for the whole family on Spotify and Anchor Podcasts. Listen to all five episodes below or at

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