Roger's and Hammerstein Cinderella (Entertainment Thursday)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Back in June, a friend and I went to go see Cinderella on Broadway.  I thought it was excellent.

In case you didn't know, Cinderella is a fairy tale that originated hundreds, potentially thousands of years ago (according to wikipedia).  The most famous version of the tale, and what some might think is the only version, is Disney's (1950).  But, in fact there have been many plays, books and films of the fairy tale, including a musical written by Rogers and Hammerstein that aired on TV and stared Julie Andrews in 1957. This version is also commonly known as the version that stared Brandy, Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg and Jason Alexander.

So back to the show, the story is the same, down on her luck gal living with evil step-mom and in this version not-quite-as-evil step sisters, has a fairy godmother who transforms her into a "princess" and attends a royal ball to meet her prince.  And of course there's the part about the shoe.  Like most of my favorite shows, there is a a lot of comedy in the show too.  There's the crazy woman who turns into fairy godmother, the hilarious step-sisters and the "animals" that turn into the stage-coach drivers who can't shake their squirrel & fox ways.  The costumes are phenomenal (the show won a Tony for them); Ella (as they call her), transforms on stage from her rags into an amazing ball-gown right in front of everyone's eyes.

The show did not disappoint, especially since we purchased discount tickets. This is a Shariously great show to check out if you are a fan of fairy tales or a fun-filled production (or under the age of 18 or pretend to be).


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