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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

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Jennifer Kirkeby from the Brothers Grimm

Published by Dramatic Publishing

Large Mixed Cast
Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance

Each night they sing the song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest

Once they arrive, the trees sparkle and chime with silver and gold leaves

Beautiful music plays

And the spirit of their mother watches over them

In the meantime, their father, the king, is perplexed

And the shoemaker and his apprentices are exasperated by shoes that wear so quickly

But the princesses must dance

Then one day, the king - tired of finding twelve pairs of worn shoes outside his daughters' room each morning - issues a proclamation

The first person to discover the secret of where the princesses go each night shall receive his or her heart's desire and eight bags of gold!

After an entertaining visit from the Prince of Arrogance, Matthew the Commoner comes to visit

And when the Spirit Mother gives Matthew an invisibility cloak, events change rapidly

With exquisite music, minimal set, and an opportunity for all the large, mostly female cast to shine, this fresh retelling of the delightful Grimm tale is certain to enchant and entertain audiences of all ages

Simple unit set - runs about 65 minutes

CAST
M4,F19 + 3 Either + Extras if desired (doubling possible)

Libretto only - Music score is available For Hire

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