Murray State College Theatre to Perform the Twelve Dancing Princesses


Murray State College Theatre will present the Twelve Dancing Princesses on Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5 at 7 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium on the college’s campus in Tishomingo.

The German fairy tale was originally published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812 and has been adapted for the stage by Richard Hellesen.

The story is of 12 princesses, each more beautiful than the last, who sleep in the same locked room. The tale involves a perplexed king who questions why his daughters' shoes are destroyed every night. He offers the hand of a princess in marriage to any man who can figure out the mystery.

Murray State College invited local students to attend morning performances of the play, and, to date, has received over 1,300 reservations from Johnston County and surrounding area schools.

“We are so excited by the enthusiastic response from area schools and look forward to presenting this play for audiences of all ages.  It’s a classic tale with beautiful costumes and a large cast.  We’re also hoping for a full house on both Friday and Saturday nights,” Lisa Coulter, MSC faculty member and director of the play, said.

Tickets for evening shows on Friday and Saturday will be sold at the door at a cost of $8 for adults and $1 for children under12.  Admission is free for MSC students with college ID.

For more information, contact director Lisa Coulter at 580-387-7463 or

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