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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Is, in a Word, Empowering

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” originally written for television in 1957, is colorful, odd, kitschy, and absolutely perfect for a stage musical. In fact, it’s kind of surprising that no one thought to turn it into one until last year when the show, with book by Douglas Carter Bane, hit Broadway. In line with its mission… Read More ›

The Casting and Performances (Including the Orchestra) of “Cinderella” Are Flawless

I remember watching the 1965 remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on television when I was probably still in single digits, years before I became a musical-theater dancer. Lesley Ann Warren was Cinderella, Stuart Damon was the Prince, Celeste Holm was the Fairy Godmother, and Walter Pidgeon and Ginger Rogers were the King and Queen…. Read More ›

Andy Jones and Paige Faure star as Prince Topher and Cinderella in "Cinderella" (photo © Carol Rosegg)

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Features a New Book by Douglas Carter Beane and New Songs

The First National Tour of the award-winning 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play the eight enchanted evening and matinee performances on Nov. 18-13 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham. Originally written for CBS by composer Richard Rodgers (1902-79) and lyricist and librettist… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre Introduces New Season of Love, New Artistic Director Soon to Be Announced

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) has announced the theme of its 2014-15 season. “A Season of Love,” approaches the topic of love from a variety of angles. Whether it’s love of one’s family and a teenage romance in Hairspray, the love between a child and a toy in The Velveteen Rabbit, or a… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Musical Comedy “Cinderella” Is a Zany Fractured 17th Century French Fairy Tale

Raleigh Little Theatre will present its gala 29th annual production of “Cinderella” on Dec. 6-9 and 13-16 in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Director Haskell Fitz-Simons has directed all 29 RLT productions of Cinderella, which RLT first performed on Dec. 13, 1984. “Cinderella” features music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy and a book and lyrics by Eiler, based on the familiar French fairy tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703).