April 7-9, 2006
Book by Vera Morris
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Director and Choreographer – Amanda DeAngelis
Music Director – Paula Bishop
Cinderella works hard in the home of her cruel stepmother. Her silly stepsisters, Brunhilda and Cleopatra, see themselves as beautiful and think the prince will marry them. Of course, the handsome prince spends most of the evening at a palace ball trying to escape from them! The story is ages old, but you’ll meet playful new characters in this fresh adaptation: a brave mouse, a hesitant cat, and the amazing Pumpkinhead, who changes into a coach! Our Fairy Godmother has her hands full tutoring an apprentice but still makes time for Cinderella. Amazing (yet simple!) stage magic sends our heroine off to the palace ball. As we know, she loses her glass slipper as she tries to run out before the clock strikes midnight. As the ladies of the kingdom try to fit into the crystal shoe, the prince finally finds the girl he is to marry. This well-known classic is filled with songs by Bill Francoeur that create their own magic, such as the prologue ’Once Upon a Time,’ the stepsisters’ ’Ladies of Fashion’ and Cinderella’s ’Dream of Tomorrow.’
Cinderella’s Glass Slipper is presented through arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.