Nov 30, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017

Venue: Main Stage

Book & Lyrics by Kate Hawley, Music by Gregg Coffin, Original Concept by Paul Whitworth

Starring: Michael RJ Campbell as Mrs. Badden-Rotten, Miranda D. Lawson as The Good Fairy, Ryan Blanning as Buttons, Andrea St. Clair as The Queen

Directed By: Michael Laun

Running Time: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes (Including a 15-Minute Intermission)

Parental Guidance: Appropriate for All Ages (No Children Under 4)

Community Partnership: River City Food Bank

2:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 2:00pm 7:00pm


Preview performances November 30 – December 3; Opening Night is December 3.

Sign interpreted performance is December 16.

After its triumphant return last year, this crowd-pleasing adaptation of the classic fairy tale comes to STC for an encore presentation and features a live band led by STC favorite Samuel Clein.

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 for more information.

Please note that the final two weeks of performances of Cinderella (over the holidays) may not follow the regular performance schedule. Check for available performances.

What the Critics Are Saying

Cinderella Study Guide

The Cast of Cinderella

Andrea St. Clair & Michael Coleman (Center) with Daffyd Wynne & Jerold Bolden

Brian Bohlender (Center) with Leah Hassett (Black Sheep) & Ensemble

Madeline Perez & Sam C. Jones

Madeline Perez, Gregg Koski, Brandi Lacy, Emily Serdahl, & Michael RJ Campbell