Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Arts Insider Pick of the Week: RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA


The 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music opens the PNC Broadway in Louisville 2015/2016 Season. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists.


More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too.
One of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most popular titles, CINDERELLA was written for television -- debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, again in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren, and most recently in 1997 starring Brandy. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut, winning a Tony© Award for “Best Costumes.”

CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Mr. Beane's book for CINDERELLA blends masterfully with the musical's cherished score with songs including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"

The creative team includes scenic design by Tony® Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by six-time Tony® Award-winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony® Award-winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.


WHEN: Sept. 15-20th, various performances
WHERE: Kentucky Center
TICKETS: starting @ $31.25
CONTACT: the box office in person (walk up or drive thru) or www.kentuckycenter.org, www.ticketmaster.com or call 502.584.7777. *Groups of 10 or more call 800.916.6101

-Gioia Patton

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