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We haven’t been to a musical since November! Gracie and I were going into withdrawal! The last show we saw was Matilda at Hershey Theatre. At that time, I mentioned that we had plans to got to the National Theatre in DC to see Cinderella that very next week. Unfortunately, due to threats from terrorists, we decided that it might be best to cancel that trip. 😥
Gracie and I were both pretty upset, and we were hoping that we’d have another opportunity to see Cinderella. That opportunity presented itself – thanks to the Hershey Theatre! We were happy to go back!
About the Show
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that’s delighting audiences with its surprisingly 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 hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who’s ever had a dream.
Heidi Says . . .
This show was absolutely fabulous! Our local high school had chosen Cinderella for their musical last spring and Gracie was able to play violin in the pit band. We were anxious to see how the Broadway version would compare to the one the kids did. Gracie told me that the high school did the original version, while the Broadway version is new and updated.
I don’t know about all that – I just know that it was fabulous.
Kaitlyn Davidson (pictured above) did a wonderful job as Cinderella. Andy Huffington Jones was a very believable prince and also a very talented singer.
Two scene stealers, though, were definitely the Fairy Godmother (played by Liz McCartney) and Charlotte (one of the step-sisters, played by Aymee Garcia). These two left me laughing and amazed by their talents.
The sets were beautifully done.
But, probably what had me the most amazed by this show was the quick-change of the dresses – Cinderella twice and the Fairy Godmother once. I’m still wondering just exactly how this is accomplished!
If you have a chance to see this production locally, I’d definitely go for it. You won’t be disappointed!
Gracie’s gaining quite a collection of Musical Memorabilia too!
Check out the Hershey Theatre to see what’s on their upcoming schedule. Gracie and I are hoping to see Ragtime this spring! You can also follow them on social media:
The Musical Journey
Cinderella is obviously in the Fantasy Genre. It’s based on a classic fairytale, so this is a good time to introduce a study of fairy tales into our literature schedule.
There is a neat education guide available on the website, which we plan to look through as well.
More About the 2 Year Musical Journey
- Our Musical Journey Begins
- Seize the Day (Newsies)
- From Oklahoma to the South Pacific
- How Sweet the Sound
- Good Morning, Baltimore!
- Murder is a Nightmare
- Sometimes You Have to Be a Little Naughty
***This post made possible by the Hershey Theatre.***