Time for outstanding children’s theater. Let’s ride a railroad handcar to storyland to get things started.
Our story today involves a king who had 12 daughters. There’s a mystery surrounding them dealing with 12 pairs of worn out dancing shoes. When a stranger comes to town, he learns of the shoes, and that any prince who can tell how the shoes get worn out, and where the girls go, he’ll recdieve a reward. Otherwise, he disappears, never to be seen again. When the prince befriends an old woman, he wins the help of a fairy queen. To make sure her plan works, the fairy turns herself into a feather and speaks into the ear of the prince to give him instructions.
Besides the fairy queen, the prince is armed with other special charms that throw the girls into confusion. Though the fairy has changed her shape, will the girls catch her when they hear her voice? Will the prince learn their secret? What will it take to break the spell of the dancing shoes?
It’s a matter that only true love can overcome, and when the rooster crows in the morning the prince is ready to recieve his reward. If you want to know, you’ll want to listen in and discover for yourself.