Everyone knows the classic story of Cinderella, the poor mistreated orphan girl who finds true love thanks to a fairy godmother and a shoe mishap. But did you know that Cinderella actually went to the ball to tell the Prince about the class disparity in his kingdom? Or that it was an act of kindness that brought her fairy-godmother into her life? And how did Cinderella really lose that shoe if it fit so well?
This November the Messalonskee Players present Roger and Hammerstein’s 2013 Broadway version of Cinderella. Featuring many well-loved songs from the original, including “Impossible” and “Step-sister’s lament,” this updated retelling is both funny and heartwarming as it delivers a strong message about taking charge of your own life, fighting for your dreams, and the importance of kindness.
Several new faces take the stage under the direction of Mandi Favreau and musical director Kevin Rhein, and each dance piece is choreographed by students within the cast. Technical director Laurel Hanson’s crew has also risen to new challenges building set and costumes for the remarkable transformations of the characters.
Show dates are November 18th and 19th at 7pm and November 20th at 2pm. Tickets are sold at the door and are $5 for students and $10 for adults.