promotional poster for "Rumpelstiltskin"

The Children's Performing Arts Series at SFA will present "Rumpelstiltskin" at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas -The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Children's Performing Arts Series will present two performances of "Rumpelstiltskin" on Friday, April 15.

Presented by The Panto Company USA, "Rumpelstiltskin" targets children in prekindergarten through third grade, according to Diane J. Peterson, Fine Arts Box Office manager and director of the children's series.

"The Panto Company USA spins this classic tale into a golden show for children of all ages, filled with songs and amazing audience participation," she said.

The story is about Daisy, who can spin gold from straw. A greedy king locks her in a stable and demands that she turn all the straw into gold. Daisy appears doomed until a strange little man, Rumpelstiltskin, appears and promises to spin the straw into gold in return for her necklace. The king is delighted but locks her up again - wanting twice as much straw to spin. Will the magical Rumpelstiltskin return to help Daisy?

A few tickets are still available for this nearly sold-out event, Peterson said. Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.

To order tickets, call 936.468.6407 or 888.240.ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at for additional information.