Just as Theatre Americana brings the brilliance of Broadway to audiences right here in Los Angeles, Arcadia Stage will bring the Broadway version of Cinderella to local audiences on March 16th and 17th.
We all know and love Disney’s beautiful classic, Cinderella, but Arcadia Stage is showing a lesser known version of the tale. It will be performed in Arcadia High School’s Performing Arts Center on March 16th and 17th at 7 pm, and March 18th at 1pm and 7pm. Tickets can be purchased throught the Arcadia PAC’s website.
The young actors will be performing the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of Cinderella, which is a musical. It includes no music from the 1950 Disney classic, but has its own unique songs that audiences will love.
Cinderella was originally released in 1957, after Disney’s animated version. It featured Julie Andrews as Cinderella and Jon Cypher as The Prince. In 1958, the musical was performed for the first time on stage at the London Coliseum. By 1961, the stage productions were being performed in U.S. theatres. After its onstage success, another television version was released in 1965. Its last television remake was in 1997, with Whitney Houston as Cinderella’s fairy godmother, Bernadette Peters as her stepmother, Whoopi Golderg as queen, alongside many other big names.