When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro's daughters, two young women of very different dispositions, travel a half day's journey through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way they encounter a number of mysterious situations that test their courage, kindness and strength of spirit. Both are beautiful, but does either have the inner beauty of a potential queen? Based on the Caldecott Award-winning children's book of the same name, this new family musical sets the Cinderella story amidst the splendor of Zimbabwe, incorporating authentic African drumming, original songs, and powerful and majestic choreography.
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - An African Tale will be immediately followed by Brooklyn Center's fifth annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration, a free community festival.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series is sponsored by Target.