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The Dancing Princesses or The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes

The Dancing Princesses or The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes

Adapted by Max Bush from a story by the Brothers Grimm.

Product Code: DF4000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 6 to 12m., 8 to 16w., 3 to 6 either gender.
  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Here is a magical tale of dance and romance. A mystery threatens the security of the kingdom: where do the princesses escape to every night, and why are their dancing shoes worn out each morning? Why do they sleep through their princess duties each day? The king, who was wounded in the war, desperately tries to solve the mystery by proclaiming that any man who can solve it will marry the daughter of his choice and become the future king. An old woman servant, Ursula, who is much more than she appears to be, decides to act to solve the mystery and restore balance and security to the kingdom. Ursula seeks out a suitable husband and heir for Amalia, the oldest daughter. She chooses Gunter, a simple soldier with a good heart, and provides the information he will need to solve the mystery. As Amalia's affection for Gunter grows, he follows the princesses down into the underground where he witnesses the dreamlike dances of the princesses. The script focuses on six dancing princesses, although there can be more or fewer. The suggested music comes from the time period of the tale and includes pieces by Handel, Gluck and Stamitz. The choreography aboveground focuses on classical dance, while the dances in the underground reflect less the baroque style and much more the romantic fantasies of the princesses.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code DF4000
  • Cast Size 17
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 65 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583429433
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.