Venue: Main Stage
Book & Lyrics by Kate Hawley, Music by Gregg Coffin, Original Concept by Paul Whitworth
Starring: Michael RJ Campbell as Mrs. Baden-Rotten, Miranda D. Lawson as The Good Fairy, Angel Hermosillo/Claire Soulier as Cinderella, Brandon Beaver as Prince Charming, Gary S. Martinez as the King, Ryan Blanning as Buttons
Directed By: Michael Laun
Running Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Parental Guidance: Appropriate for All Ages (No Children Under 4)
Community Partnership: River City Food Bank
Preview performances December 2 – 5; Opening night is December 5. Signed performance is December 18.
Returning to STC after a six-year absence, this crowd-pleasing adaptation of the classic fairy tale is the perfect theatre experience for the whole family. Inspired by the British panto holiday tradition, the show features music by local songwriter and composer Gregg Coffin, a live band led by STC favorite Samuel Clein, and all new sets and costumes.
Cinderella, presented here as a panto, follows a tradition that dates back to 1717, when John Rich introduced the model to British theatre. Pantos present classic fairy tales with lots of laughs for children and adults alike. Traditionally performed during the Christmas season for family audiences, modern pantomime incorporates song, dance, buffoonery, slapstick, cross-dressing, in-jokes, topical references, mild innuendo, and audience participation.
Cinderella was conceived and directed by Paul Whitworth at Shakespeare Santa Cruz and was first performed at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Paul Whitworth, Artistic Director, Marcus Cato, Managing Director.
Group rates and special student performances available. Please contact Group Sales at 916-446-7501 ext 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.