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book by Joseph McDonough | music & lyrics by David Kisor
directed by D. Lynn Meyers

November 29–December 30, 2017

A new, family-friendly musical to delight audiences of all ages this holiday season!

From the creators of last season’s runaway hit Cinderella: After Ever After comes a whimsical adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a kingdom where an enchanting mystery is afoot! 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 sister princesses who embark upon a journey of the imagination that explores the universal quest for understanding, acceptance, and love.

Content advisory: This production is suitable for all audiences.

Approximate running time is 2 hours, including one intermission.


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“It was truly a family-friendly show!…It is DEFINITELY A MUST-NOT-MISS SHOW this holiday season for those looking for a musical theatre experience of all ages.”—@cincymomsblog, via Instagram

"It's A MUST SEE!!!!" —Peggy B, via Facebook

"What a wonderful experience it was seeing this performance! HIGHLY RECOMMEND GOING!"—Mariah C, via Facebook

"Awesome production! LOVED IT!" -Stephane S, via Facebook

"#TheDancingPrincesses @EnsembleCincy was SO GOOD!" —@Rosemamie, via Twitter

“It was WONDERFUL! Thank you for a fun afternoon for my dad, my niece, my daughter and me.” —Kelly F, via Facebook

“My daughter and I saw it yesterday and WE LOVED IT.” —Kenya T, via Facebook

SUCH A GREAT TIME!!!"—Trisha R, via Facebook


The Dancing Princesses "is TOP-NOTCH holiday of ETC's "best, most entertaining creations...about five fiercely independent and uniquely imagined princess sisters." —CityBeat

"Get tickets to see The Dancing Princesses...YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT." —365 Things To Do in Cincinnati


The Dancing Princesses is "A SCRUMPTIOUSLY VISUAL production...wonderfully fresh," —Cincinnati Enquirer

"As usual, this fine ensemble does a bang-up job." Tony Dallas blog review