Southern Theatre will present “The Sleeping Beauty” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, in Taylor Performing Arts Center.

Adapted from the classic Brothers Grimm tale, it’s the story of a princess who was cursed at her christening by a wicked fairy. The fairy prophesied that on her 16th birthday the princess would prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a deep sleep. She will only be awakened by a prince brave enough to fight his way through the wilderness that grows up around the castle.

The show is directed by Ann G. Lile. Admission is $3 for adults, and $1 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the door. The box office will open at 1:30 p.m. for each performance.

For requests for accommodations related to a disability, contact Terri Spencer at 417-625-9393.

The cast includes:



Klaire Hardy – junior theatre major

Allison Dodge – sophomore theatre major

Carly Ball – freshman theatre major

Grace Roush – freshman theatre major

Austin Henady – sophomore theatre education major

Bailee Lewis – freshman theatre education major

Webb City

Chelsie Jefferies – sophomore mass communication major/theatre minor


Cameron Centobie – freshman theatre major

Lee’s Summit

Zoe Lepper – freshman theatre major



Jamie Keilani Strong – senior theatre major


Delta Junction 

Joshua King Birchard – sophomore political science major



Ossi Nwogu – sophomore computer information science major