Description:

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this romantic fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike.

This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," and "Ten Minutes Ago," alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane. 

Director: Tyler Hutchinson
Choreographer: Elise Dolan
Musical Director: Amber Holden
Stage Manager: Kate Gesch
Technical Director: Anthony McClure
Asst. Choreographer: Haley Lent
Makeup Designer: Christina Alft
Set Designer: Ben Jordan
Costume Designer: Molly McKinley

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Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Nov 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 15th @ 2:00pm
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MCL Grand:

100 N Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057


Show Notes:

Callbacks are Saturday, August 29, 2020. If you auditioned, please check your email for further instructions.


Characters:

Ella

That no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she’s opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in the kingdom and help him discover who he truly is. Always her late father‘s daughter, she’s determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman.

Topher

A miss guided and lost prince who longs to do something meaningful with his life. The brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but not a stereotypical ladies man, he’s thoughtful, appealing, and is it with a forceful goofy streak. Moral, genuine, and kind-hearted, he is at a crossroad and must take control of his kingdom and his future.

Madame

Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity in fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status, and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes are way up the social ladder.

Sebastian

The kingdom of the Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself and truly believe he deserves to rule the kingdom.

Marie

A friend to Ella in the town's resident crazy lady in beggar woman, Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly, and charming. Rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dream is a possibility.

Gabrielle

Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is strong to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.

Charlotte

Ella‘s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy, and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but unfounded opinion of herself. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention.

Jean-Michel

A festive, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starting class. Impetus. A firebrand, but likes authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabrielle, those are courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.

Lord Pinkleton

The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets, and even the weather to the villagers.

Young Ella

Giant

Fox/Footman

Racoon/Coachman

Knights (Heralds)

Ballroom Dancers

Townspeople

A Duchess/ Second Lady

A Lady (at the Ball)

an Official

Another Duchess/Third Lady

Another Guest

Claude

Courtier

Duke of Cheshire/A Lord

Earl of Cavendish/A Dignitary

Older Woman

Sam

Shy Woman

Strong Woman

Tall Woman

Small Woman

Woman in Window

Yet Another Duchess/Fourth Lady

Younger Woman

Young Charlotte

Young Gabriella

Young Topher

Prologue Maiden

Prologue Villager

Yvonne

A Guest (at the Ball)

Announcement Singers

Fol-De-Rol Dancer