Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be at the Ahmanson Theatre March 17th through April 26, 2015. It’s a great choice for an affordable date night with your grade-schooler (age six and up), your teen, friend or significant other who appreciates live performing arts. Tickets start at just at $25 so you don’t have an excuse to miss this fresh new take of the beloved tale we all grew up with.
“With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” combines the story’s classic elements-glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twist. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is 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.”
I was able to catch the Broadway spectacular at the Ahmanson Theatre and this production definitely made me fall in love more with Performing Arts. If you love the classic tale of Cinderella, you must catch this wonderful remake of the classical story. Roger and Hammerstein took a wonderful approach turned this beloved tale by adding humor, magic, and some new twists. From the music to the scenery and costumes, everything was exceptionally well done.
My daughter’s favorite part was the royal ball. My daughter was absolutely fascinated by the choreography and the live magic that took place in front of her eyes. Her favorite character was Ella, of course, with her perfect pitch voice and spectacular performance. Paige Faure, who starred as “Ella” was superb throughout the entire play, as well as Kecia Lewis, who played Marie, with that astounding voice. The entire case did a wonderful job in bringing their characters to life.
I enjoyed the whimsical sense of humor and everything the play had to offer. Also to my surprise, I also caught a special appearance of Fran Drescher as “Madame”, which we all know as the wicked stepmother. Fran Drescher added wit and humor to her character and played an excellent role. Like my daughter, I also loved the choreography. It was a mixture of contemporary and classical dance. The entire play was just an enjoyment and I didn’t lose a second of interest. I especially loved the scenery, it was very well done and you can see the hard work that everybody put into this production. The backgrounds were like no other, your imagination did not need any help because the scenery did an amazing job placing you right in the story. It was literally magic on stage. The creativity surpassed any other play that I’ve seen. This show is great for all ages. It will make you laugh and sigh. Like the classical tale, the virtues of kindness, compassion, and forgiveness shine through. “Ella” conveys her message in her songs and it sends a great message to the crowd. I hope you are able to catch this beloved tale before it goes away on April 23, 2015.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Show Dates and Times
March 19, 2015-April 26, 2015
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 11 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2 p.m.
No Monday performances
No performance on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
No Public Performance on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre
At the Music Center
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Start at $25
Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400
In person-Center Theatre Group box office
TTY number- (213) 680-4017
Group Sales- (213) 972-7231
$25 Hot Tix
On Sale: Feb 24
(Perfs. Mar 17 – Apr 5)
On Sale: Mar 24
(Perfs. Apr 7 – 26)
Performance Length is approximately two hours and 23 minutes, including an intermission.
Photos by Carol Rosegg