MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS: A Classic Fairytale Retold
Dallas Children’s Theater
May 8, 2017
Follow the rhythm of the African drums into the August Wilson Center for MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, an adventurous musical based on the 1988 Caldecott Honor Award book by John Steptoe. This re-telling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella, will bring enchantment to the stage. Not only will you hear a different take on the tale, you’ll also get a look into the history and culture of the African nation of Zimbabwe.
This show tells the tale of Mufaro, a father who learns that a great African king is looking for a worthy wife. He sends his two daughters, Manyara and Nyasha, to meet the king. On the way to see the king, the two daughters face tests of courage, strength, and kindness of spirit. This musical holds an important message for its audience, and tells it through beautiful, cultural song and dance. The whole family will fall in love with this exciting and heartfelt musical.
This is the third time MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS will go on tour with the Dallas Children’s Theater, due to its smashing success on tours in 2008-2009 & 2011-2012. So far the production visited over 60 cities across the nation!