Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Cinderella

What: Cinderella

Where: Broadway Theater
             1681 Broadway at 53rd Street
             New York, New York

Who: 5 and up

Our view: If you are looking for the Disney version of Cinderella, this is not it. This is a much hipper much funnier version of the show. With its new book by Douglass Carter Beane, it is even a little hipper and funnier than the original. Mr. Beane also wrote the very funny stage adaptation of Xanadu. Rodgers and Hammerstein version of the story that it is actually based on. The basic elements of the show are still the same, however, and it still should appeal to princess loving little girls. However, it is more appealing to adults as well who may find the original story a little bit sappy. Although, if you are purist and you are particularly attached to the Disney movie, the original Rodgers and Hammerstein version or some other  earlier version of the story, you may not like this version. All in all, though this Cinderella is well done. The acting is good. The sets are nice. The costumes are beautiful particularly Cinderella's ball and banquet gowns. The music is nice. The songs are pretty. They are not particularly memorable, however . They are certainly not among Rodgers and Hammerstein's best. If you are interested in seeing pop singer, Carly Rae Jepson and/or The Nanny star, Fran Drescher appear in the show, better hurry up and get your tickets. They will be appearing as Cinderella and her stepmother respectively from February 4 through April 12 only. For more information or to find out how to order tickets go to cinderellaonbroadway.com.

And that's our view. Tune in for tomorrow's Talking Topic post where will be discussing more about Cinderella.
 
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