Valerie Stockton (left) and Cameron Lopez rehearse a scene from “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin.”

Valerie Stockton (left) and Cameron Lopez rehearse a scene from “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin.”

The story of the original “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” will take center stage when Southern Theatre and the Show-Me Celebration Company present “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, in Taylor Performing Arts Center at Missouri Southern State University.

Blackmail, treachery and romance are spun into the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, the evil troll who can spin straw into gold.

The cast includes Lara Hicks-Burrow as the queen; Jamie Strong as the chamberlain; Mollie Sanders as the minister; Cameron Lopez as the prince; Valerie Stockton as Melinda; and Kyle Jacobs as Rumpelstiltskin.

Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children 12 and under.

The Southern Theatre box office is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations, call 417-625-3190 or purchase tickets online at www.mssu.edu/ticket-office.

For accommodations related to a disability, contact Terri Spencer at 417-625-9393 at least 72 hours before the performance.