Thursday, April 9, 2015

Literally Alive Theater's Production of Cinderella

We were given tickets to Literally Alive Theater's production of Cinderella free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed are  our own based on our experience.

Me - Literally Alive Theater's Production of Cinderella, wow! I really `liked this version of Cinderella. It was really funny especially Eric Fletcher in his role of the wicked stepmother. Eric is so talented. He is my favorite performer in Literally Alive Theater's shows. He has been in every one I have seen so far. I also really liked the character of Charlotte, the stupid stepsister. She reminded me of myself.  The actress who played Cinderella was not my favorite. However, she had a pretty voice. All the voices were nice. The acting was good. The sets were really cool. The songs were good, but not that memorable. Although this was not my favorite version of Cinderella, I still enjoyed it. It was definitely the best show I have seen Literally Alive Theater perform. While I have enjoyed most of their shows, I liked this one the most.

Mom- Recently, I saw Disney's live action movie, Cinderella. While I enjoyed it, after I saw it, I couldn't help wondering if it was really necessary. There was nothing about it that was so different and special that made it clear to me why that movie needed to be made. It was mostly just the Disney animated movie minus the songs. That does not mean that there should never be another version of Cinderella just because the Disney animated version did it so well, however. Literally Alive Theater''s version is proof of that. Their version of Cinderella is totally unique. It is not so different as to be unrecognizable. However, it is different enough that it is not a carbon copy of the original, and that is a good thing.  The basic story is still the same but there are parts of it that are different. Some of the characters are a little bit different. Either they don't exist in the Disney version or their personality (and name) is a different or their background story is different. The songs are different as well, and I do like that there are songs in this version. I kind of miss that in the current Disney version. The songs in this version are unique as well. While I admit, I did not leave the theater humming them nor do I remember any of the words to the songs now, I do remember what they were about and that a lot of them were funny. I enjoyed them when I saw the play. The original Disney version did not have the most memorable songs either except for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo and a Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, and frankly I don't really remember the words to the latter either. However, I remember that version of the movie even though I last saw it years ago. I hardly remember the current version of the movie even though I only saw it a few weeks. There was nothing memorable enough about it to stick in my head. I hardly remembered it right after I saw it. Literally Alive Theater's version, however, is much more memorable. I would definitely recommend seeing it. If you are interested inn seeing it, hurry down to the Player's Theater in New York City where it will only be playing until April 19.

And that's our view. How do you feel about Disney creating a live action version of their movie Cinderella?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday and for more about Cinderella see Monday's Talking Topics post about different versions of the story.

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