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Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale from Dallas Children’s Theater

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale from Dallas Children’s Theater
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The Caldecott Award winning Cinderella tale returns to Dallas Children’s Theater’sRosewood Center following standing ovations at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House and critical acclaim across the nation. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is playing June 22 – July 15, 2012 and can be enjoyed by all ages.

When a great African king desires a wife, only the most worthy and beautiful maidens in the land are invited to meet him.  This summer, celebrate goodness, generosity and love with traditional chanting, rhythmic drumming, and glorious African song in Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters at Dallas Children’s Theater.

A favorite among children and adults, this African story from Zimbabwe was inspired by a folktale collected by G.M. Theal, and published in 1895 in his book, “Kaffir Folktales”.

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Mufaro, a dignified and caring African villager, has two beautiful daughters. When he leaves for the hunt and the sisters are alone, Manyara is always angry, while Nyasha is positive and kind.  Chenzira, a messenger, brings word that the Great King is inviting all of the “Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land to appear before him” so that he might choose his Queen.  Mufaro is very pleased that both of his daughters should be selected and agrees to accompany them at sunrise. That night, Manyara, believing herself better and prettier than her sister, sets out alone so that she can be presented to the king first. What will happen to each girl as she responds to hooting owls, enchanted trees laughing and the other strange beings they encounter along the way?

Don’t miss the splendor and energy of the stunning Zimbabwe region. With traditional African song, dance and drumming, come celebrate a rich and colorful culture along with goodness,

generosity and love!  Enjoyed by all ages.

African Jam Opening Night Party

Attend Opening Night on Friday, June 22 and feel the beat with African drumming by the show’s composer S-Ankh Rasa.  Learn an African drum beat and participate in African dancing!  Face painting and coloring too.  Party begins at 6:30 pm.  One free show poster per family.

To purchase tickets for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, call the Dallas Children’s Theater box office at 214-740-0051 or purchase tickets online at

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