The Curry Coastal Pilot

Brookings Harbor Community Theater announces the opening of "The 12 Dancing Princesses" on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Harbor Performing Arts Center.

The public is invited to watch junior actors, ages 4-12, take the stage in a show all about princesses.

In the story, the queen, played by Jennifer Christow, is quite distraught over the horrible state of her daughters' dancing slippers. Every night they are worn out. The queen, assisted by her page, (Carter Westbrook) has her trusty lady in waiting (Megan Cato) posted at the door as her guard.

Unfortunately, the princesses trick the sleepy lady and with the help of Josephina (Makayla Schrag) and her magic key, they slip out unseen.

The queen then hires a lowly shoemaker (Madison Powers) to try her luck at finding out where the princesses go each night to dance. With the help of a charwoman (Michele Chapman), the shoemaker follows the princesses and reports back to the queen.

All ends well and the princesses receive new slippers in the end.

The princesses are played by Alana Hatch, Kelsea Stumpenhaus, Nevarra Ridders, Jordan Cato, Summer Kessler, Phoebe Chapman, Rebekah Hatch, Addison Westbrook, and Cheyenne Williams. Assisting in the production is Patricia Kurth in the lights and sound booth and Trent Powers as the stage manager.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 23 and 30, and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 24 and 31. The show runs about 40 minutes.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and children and lap sitters are free. Tickets are available at New Wave Video in Harbor and Wright's Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings. For more information, call the theater at 541-469-4700.