February 1 – 10, 2019
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Brad Friedman
Musical Direction by Til Tribuzi
Choreography by Robyn Tribuzi
ELLA: Idealistic and hopeful beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is also opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Courageously she challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is.We see her blossom into a confident woman.
GABRIELLE: Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel.
CHARLOTTE: Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, material-istic, snooty, loud, sassy, and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but un-founded opinion of herself. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention.
MARIE: A friend to Ella and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman, Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility.
MADAME: Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status, and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder.
FOX/FOOTMAN: Strong dance/acrobatic role. As the Fox, a charming companion to Ella. As the Footman, an elegant accessory to her disguise as a princess.
RACCOON/DRIVER: Strong dance/acrobatic role. As the Raccoon, a charming companion to Ella. As the Driver, an elegant accessory to her disguise as a princess.
TOPHER: A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but not a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future.
JEAN-MICHEL: A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand, but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.
SEBASTIAN: The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom.
LORD PINKLETON: The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers.
Skilled singers and dancers who play Lords and Ladies of the Court, village peasants, and soldiers.
Monday, Vocal Auditions in the MPR.
October 29: Cinderella is pure Golden Age Broadway, with lush ballads and fun character numbers. Sing a song from a traditional musical that reflects the character you would like to play.
Tuesday, Dance Auditions in the Dance Studio.
October 30: Please come dressed to dance in clothes in which you can move and appropriate shoes or bare feet.
Rehearsals begin Monday, November 5.