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Holiday Musical

The Dancing Princesses

book by Joseph McDonough | music & lyrics by David Kisor

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An enchanting mystery is afoot!

From the creators of last season’s hit Cinderella comes a whimsical adaptation of the classic fairy tale! Wanting the best for his daughters, an overprotective king locks the castle doors each night. Yet, each morning, the princesses’ shoes have been curiously worn to tatters. Keen to cobble together the mystery of the frayed footwear, the King resorts to drastic measures of royal proportions. This is the heartfelt and humorous story of five uniquely different princesses who embark upon a journey of the imagination that explores the universal quest for understanding, acceptance, and love. The Dancing Princesses is suitable for all ages!

Run time: ~ 1 hr, 45 min with one intermission

This production is suitable for all audiences.

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Reviews

Top-notch holiday entertainment.” —CityBeat

“A scrumptiously visual production.” —Cincinnati Enquirer

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Cast

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Michael G. Bath

Joziam
Michael G. Bath

Andrea Beasley

Dario/Dream Dancer
Andrea Beasley

Timothy Belton

Jack/Dream Dancer
Timothy Belton

Darnell Pierre Benjamin

Standby
Darnell Pierre Benjamin

Antonio Cruz

Pharron
Antonio Cruz

Kenneth Early

Aldrin
Kenneth Early

Shonita Joshi

Nritya
Shonita Joshi

Sara Mackie

Woman
Sara Mackie

Andrew Maloney

Mack/Dream Dancer
Andrew Maloney

Caroline Marino

Woman u/s
Caroline Marino

Malyssa Quinn

Tusu
Malyssa Quinn

Emmy Rice

Natalya/Young Asa
Emmy Rice

Elexis Selmon

Gidela
Elexis Selmon

Brooke Steele

Tiva/Young Zilda
Brooke Steele

Kate Wilford

Zilda
Kate Wilford

Creative team

Joseph McDonough

Playwright
Joseph McDonough

David Kisor

Composer & Lyricist
David Kisor

D. Lynn Meyers

Director
D. Lynn Meyers
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Steve Goers

Music Director
Steve Goers
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Brian c. Mehring

Resident Scenic & Lighting Designer
Brian c. Mehring
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Reba Senske

Costume Designer
Reba Senske

Matt Callahan

Sound Designer
Matt Callahan
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Kelly Yurko

Wig & Makeup Designer
Kelly Yurko

Dee Anne Bryll

Choreographer
Dee Anne Bryll
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Patti James

Choreographer
Patti James

Lea Lachey

Choreographer
Lea Lachey
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Shannon Rae Lutz

Properties Curator & Design Assistant
Shannon Rae Lutz

Jack Murphy

Technical Director
Jack Murphy
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Margot Whitney

Production Stage Manager
Margot Whitney
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Lexi Muller

Assistant Stage Manager
Lexi Muller

Show Up! A Young Professionals Event

December 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Join other Young Professionals at a performance of The Dancing Princesses then walk to Copper & Flame to mingle, discuss the show, and enjoy small bites and a beverage, all included in the heavily discounted $15 Show Up! ticket.

Learn more about our YP series including how to get your $15 ticket!

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Accessibility

Icons of a large print program, Braille, and audio description.Audio-described performance

Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 7:00 pm

Icons of a hearing aid and American Sign LanguageASL-interpreted performance

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 7:00 pm

Relaxed PerformanceRelaxed performances

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:00pm

Saturday, November 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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Photo credits | Ticket Info, Bryant Bentley, Burgess Byrd, and Leslie Goddard-Baum in Detroit ’67 (Mikki Schaffner); Subscriptions, Cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Ticket Discounts, Torie Wiggins in Your Negro Tour Guide. All images by Ryan Kurtz unless otherwise noted.