Cinderella

Musical

Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II Richard Rodgers

Overview

Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts
3
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
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly, child characters

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.”

Lead Characters