Rodgers + Hammerstein’s
May 2-3, 2017
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- Tuesday, May 2, 2017: 7:30pm – 10:15pm
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017: 7:30pm – 10:15pm
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love— the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.
Once upon a time in a faraway forest, a young woman named ELLA does chores for MADAME, her stepmother, while wishing the world would be as beautiful as it appears (The Hills Are Every Shade of Yellow).
In another part of the land, PRINCE TOPHER is having a hard time finding his purpose in life, even though he is to become king soon (Me, Who Am I?). After defeating a giant in battle, Prince Topher stumbles upon Ella in front of her home. He commends Ella after he witnesses her kindness towards a homeless woman named MARIE. Prince Topher and his advisor SEBASTIAN head back to the palace, just as political radical JEAN-MICHEL arrives, sharing his ideas about the problems between the rich and the poor.
Madame and her daughters, GABRIELLE and CHARLOTTE, return from shopping. Jean-Michel offers a book to Gabrielle, whom he loves, but Madame quickly rejects it. Jean Michel instead offers Ella the book, and through the pages, Ella dreams of life beyond her rags (In My Own Little Corner).
Miles away at the palace, a ball is held to find Prince Topher a wife (An Announcement). While the upper crust of society are excited about the ball (The Prince is Giving a Ball), Jean-Michel rallies the poor to do something (Now Is the Time). Meanwhile, Marie witnesses all the frantic excitement while mumbling something nonsensical to herself (Folderol). As the Stepsisters get ready for the ball, the Lord Chancellor SEBASTIAN visits Madame’s house and discusses plans for Gabrielle and Prince Topher to marry. Jean Michel visits afterwards, this time with flowers for Gabrielle, but Madame throws him out.
After Madame and the Stepsisters leave, Marie magically reveals herself as Ella’s Fairy Godmother and sets a plan in motion for Ella to go to the ball. With beautiful glass slippers, animals magically transformed into royal attendants, and a carriage made out of a pumpkin, anything is possible (Impossible / It’s Possible)!
Ella arrives just in time, completely transformed and unidentifiable. “Ridicule” is played at the ball, a royal game where people trade insults and complaints. She plays against Madame, but instead of swapping insults, she compliments Madame. The court is surprised and confused by this concept of kindness, and the palace fills with warmth and joy.
Prince Topher becomes smitten with this beautiful stranger (Ten Minutes Ago). Just as they are going to share a kiss, the clock strikes twelve, and Ella tells Prince Topher that his people are suffering and that he must do something. Ella hurriedly leaves but drops one of her glass slippers. Will Prince Topher ever find Cinderella? Will they live happily ever after?
Is It Ok To Bring The Kids?
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is recommended for ages four and up. Please be advised that children under the age of four will not be permitted into the theatre, and every person who enters the theatre will require their own ticket.
- ACT I: 1:05
- INTERMISSION: 0:20
- ACT II: 1:00
TOTAL RUN TIME: 2:25