Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” was a huge hit. In the classic fairy tale, poor Cinderella is endlessly abused by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and not allowed to attend the Royal Ball. With the help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince, falls in love, and lives happily ever after.
Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
The Theatre For Young People production moved once again to the summer with a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The first production had been in 1992-1993. In an effort to reduce costs for production, the basic structure from “Grease!” was left in place, and then additional set pieces were modified to create the set for “Cinderella.” The show had a cast of 29 children out of a cast of 44, and a numbers of families participated. The show was well-received by the reviewer, the audiences, and had a successful box office.