12 Dancing Princesses

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What’s a father to do? The King is having a hard time keeping his dozen daughters in shoes – dancing shoes, that is. Every night, the twelve sisters would go to bed, all in the same room and locked up tight; but every morning, their shoes were found to be worn out as though they’d been dancing all night. Come to the West Jordan Theater production of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” June 14 through 26 to find out what the dainty dames are up to and how one tenacious suitor solves the mystery.The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Factory Playhouse, 8200 South 2200 West. Tickets are available at the door at 7 p.m. or at the West Jordan Maceys, 7859 South 3200 West. The show, directed by Denise Gull and choregraphed by Margene Conde, features a cast of 55. Lara Kimball does the music direction. Merrill Dodge plays the overwhelmed King; Shelley Brown plays his youngest daughter, December, and Lara Kimball is her eldest sister, January; Bob Bedore plays the Soldier. Shelby Maughan is Howard, the evil shoemaker; Maxine Summers is the Witch; Rosalie Richards is the Fairy Godmother; and Riley Groves is the Page.

This delightful musical version is based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The book is by Laura Bedore, Dorothy Keddington and Stephanie Clark. In this fun version, all of the princesses (each named for a month of the year) have suitors whose character matches the princess he falls in love with. Come and see how this story unfolds.