Vagabond Acting Troupe's TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES
CHILDREN PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
FEATURING TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES
The Vagabond acting Troupe presents a remount production of their world premiere musical, THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES, by Aileen and Lionel McCulloch on May 9 and 10, 2014, at the Arts House at 30 Fairview Road, Honey Brook, PA 19343.
Based on the Grimm Brothers original tale, the tail was changed up a bit for the 18 member cast of local children. "We make an effort to give every student a featured role," says McCulloch of the Youth Musical Workshop program productions. "In this case, we have more girls than boys, so instead of having a King, as in the original story, we have a Queen. And instead of having the princesses going into the ground where they are dancing with twelve dancing princes, the kids came up with an alternate ending to suit our predominately female cast."
For once upon a time there was a king (Celia Hernandez), who had twelve beautiful daughters, each more beautiful than the last. After his death, though, the frantic Queen (Skye Graham of Honey Brook) wakes to find twelve pair of worn out dancing slippers in her daughter's room. The princesses are exhausted from their adventures, but the eldest, Dahlia (Hannah Elliot) had convinced the other girls not to tell anyone what has been going on, although youngest daughters Petunia (Ashley McClelland) and Snap Dragon (Rachel Ruch) are convinced that there is a monster under the bed. When the shoe maker (Tiernan McCulloch) arrives, he mentions to the Queen that he's been making a new pair of slippers for the girls almost every day since the king's passing and something must be done or the kingdom will go bankrupt.
Three daughters, Lilly (Sydney Monaghan), Rose (Allie Wannas) and Dahlia try to convince the shoe maker to invent a shoe that won't be destroyed if danced in By the Sea. The shoemaker sets off to try his hand, but the Queen is in despair. Her maid (Kristina Nelson) suggests she Look for the Silver Lining, as the mystery is just the ticket to get some princes to come courting her twelve eligible daughters. The Queen agrees and the contest is set, whoever can guess the mystery of the dancing princesses will have his pick of the girls.
Several princes make attempts, but none can solve the riddle. A wandering soldier (Aidan Chandler) stops by looking for a bed for the night. The Jester, who has his cap set on his dance partner, the princess Violet (Julia Yeomans), encourages the soldier to try to figure out the secret, and he'll help as long as he agrees not to choose the Jester's favorite daughter for his wife. The soldier agrees because he, like all soldiers, love a good mystery, and so begins the adventure of the TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES.
Will the soldier solve the riddle? Will the shoemaker invent a shoe that will last a bit longer than one night? Will Woof (Lalani Brock) figure out the answer to princess Daisy's (Jasmine Levengood) riddles? The answers are fun and full of waltzing and song, from many more princesses as Brynn Ennis, Cami Hernandez, Julia Weisenberg, Paige Byerly and Jenna DiFebrazio all take entertaining solo turns.
Tickets are just $10 (plus processing fee) for all if purchased through www.brownpapertickets.com, $12 if purchased with check or cash through a cast member in advance, and $15 for adults/$12 at the door for students if purchased at the door. The company encourages advanced purchase due to ease of processing payments through our online ticketing service. For more information visit the troupe at Vagabond Acting Troupe's website at www.vagabondactingtroupe.org or call them at 610-286-5567.
Vagabond Acting Troupe at the Arts House (View)
30 Fairview Road
Honey Brook, PA 19343
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