Experience contemporary, Tony-winning 'Cinderella' Feb. 20–21 at Eisenhower

January 23, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music,” will charm fans of the classic fairy tale with two performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-21 in Eisenhower Auditorium.

With its new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” combines the story’s classic elements — glass slippers, a pumpkin and a beautiful ball — with some surprising twists.

This Cinderella is more than just a pretty face with the right shoe size. She’s a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman, with savvy and soul, who doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead works to make the world a better place.

Douglas Carter Beane’s book for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is an updated version of the tale based on Hammerstein’s original book. It blends masterfully with the musical's cherished score with songs including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “Ten Minutes Ago” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” one of the duo’s most popular titles, was written for television and debuted in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the production made its long-overdue Broadway debut.

Read more information about the production or about a related Cinderella’s Ball community event, or call 814-863-0255.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before each performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for the Feb. 21 performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations for audio description are required by Thursday, Feb. 7. Phone 814-238-0132 to reserve the service.

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Last Updated January 23, 2018