Center Stage Performance will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical Cinderella (G2K version) for four public performances on April 13, 14, and 15 at Fairhope Civic Center. Cinderella is the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written for television. The show was originally broadcasted live on CBS on March 31, 1957, starring Julie Andrews, who played the title role. The broadcast was viewed by more than 100 million people. The stage musical has recently undergone a successful Broadway revival since 2013.
The story…a pumpkin coach, a Prince, a glass slipper, and a dream come true for a pauper girl are woven together by the magic of a Godmother in this enchanting musical. When Cinderella’s stepmother tries to keep Cinderella from attending the ball, the Godmother enlists the help of the impossible and is able to transform Cinderella just in time for the big event. The show features classic musical numbers such as “In My Own Little Corner”, “Impossible”, and “Ten Minutes Ago”, which will rekindle memories and create new ones for every generation. Center Stage Performance has put a lot of twists and hilarity into the mix to make this one funny comedy of a fairy tale. With a talented cast of nearly 70 students from all over Baldwin County, colorful custom sets and costumes, and its classic score, Cinderella is a show for the whole family to enjoy!
The show is directed by Tony Smitherman and Erin Harris, with musical direction by Tara Knight. The show runs April 13-15 with curtain on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at the Fairhope Civic Center at 161 N. Section Street. Tickets are $15 for Reserved Seating, $10 for General Admission, $5 for Student Tickets (ages 4-18). Children 3 and under are free.