Monday, May 15, 2017

Cinderella will be finding her Prince Charming in JAX

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Times-Union Center for a limited engagement.  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.

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.  Originally directed by Mark Brokaw, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.  Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase and music supervision is by Valerie Gebert. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.  CINDERELLA was written for television debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews.  In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut.

The CINDERELLA tour is produced by Work Light Productions. CINDERELLA was produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and in association with Center Theatre Group.  For more information visit Facebook & Twitter: @CinderellaBway.

DATES:         TIMES:
Tues., June 13, 2017    7:30 p.m.
Wed., June 14      7:30 p.m.
Thurs., June 15     7:30 p.m.
Fri., June 16       8 p.m.
Sat., June 17      2 & 8 p.m.
Sun., June 18      1:30 & 7p.m.

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
300 West Water St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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