Rodgers & Hammerstein's


Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

New Book by Douglas Carter Beane; Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II 

Directed by Katie Swimm

May 6 - 21, 2022

Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7 8:00 pm
Saturdays May 7 - 21 2:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday, May 12 - 21 8:00 pm

Rodgers and Hammerstein are synonymous with American musical theater. In the 1950s, they were given a unique opportunity to create the first musical specifically for the small screen. Cinderella was a smash when first televised in 1957, with a vast majority of the homes in America tuning in to see Julie Andrews perform the title role (re-done on TV in 1965). Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane has updated the script, adding nuance and poignancy with a modern slant. The story’s structure ought to be familiar: Cinderella (with help from her fairy godmother) goes to the ball to meet the prince, despite poor treatment from her step-mother and her two step-sisters. Her fairy godmother magically provides a gown, a coach and, yes, glass slippers. The familiar story, sharp script updates, and rich music yield a magical concoction of musical theater for the whole family.