With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness.
What’s Up for Kids was invited to see the production first hand, and our photographer, Cynthia Olkie and her young daughter headed down to the Music Center, here is their review.
Review: Cinderella! Cinderella! Cinderella! What’s in a name? A nickname that is. In this version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella based on their original television musical that aired in 1957, Ella, is nicknamed Cinderella by her step-mom because she stands near the cinders of the fire.
Magical the production truly is. The combination of a fantastic orchestra playing some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s timeless songs, the performances, elaborate set design and most notable the costumes that magically transform in front of your eyes on stage, it is a performance not to miss.