Overview


Synopsis

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enchanting adaptation of the timeless fairytale, Cinderella, was their only musical originally composed for television. When the television program, starring Julie Andrews as Cinderella, first aired in 1957, it was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium at that time. Since then, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella_ has continued to charm audiences in productions on stage and on television. Based upon the classic fairy tale, and particularly the French version Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s adaptation brings new life to the story of a young woman forced into servitude who dreams of – and achieves – a better life. Cinderella features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Supporting

Baritone



Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
First Produced:
1957
Genres
Comedy, Romance, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
long ago, in a kingdom far away
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
elementary school, high school, university, community theatre, professional theatre, religious organization, flexible cast size, holidays
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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