Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version)

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Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version)

Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Douglas Carter Beane

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5f, 4m

Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II / New Book by Douglas Carter Beane / Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

The Broadway adaptation of the classic musical features new characters, a hilarious libretto, surprising twists, and an unforgettable score from Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Photo: Carol Rosegg

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version)
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Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version)

OVERVIEW

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Nominee: Nine 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Revival of a Musical
    Winner! 2014 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for a Musical
    Winner! Three 2013 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Orchestrations
Description

Note: Amateur licensing for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is currently available for schools productions only in the UK and Eire.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

History
Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was twice remade for television, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and again in 1997, featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The original Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella opened in 2013 and starred Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark and Harriet Harris.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Youth/Camp Programs
  • Tours
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan, 17th Century, Medieval (6th-14th c.), 15th Century
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Setting:

Specific Locations

A Forest
A Rocky Glen
Outside Madame's Cottage
Inside Madame's Cottage
Throne Room of the Royale Palace
Town Square
The Castle Ballroom
The Palace Steps
The Forest
The Royal Gardens

Casting

5f, 4m
Cast Attributes
  • Roles for Teens
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
PRINCIPALS
1 Women
1 Man

FEATURED
4 Women
3 Men

ENSEMBLE
Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Giant, Griffin, Servants, etc.

CAST OF CHARACTERS
Ella
Topher
Madame
Sebastian
Marie
Gabrielle
Charlotte
Jean-Michel
Lord Pinkleton
Giant
Fox (Puppet)
Raccoon (Puppet)
Footman
Coachman

Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Giant, Servants, etc.
Casting Notes

In this show, the race of the characters is not pivotal to the plot. We encourage you to consider diversity and inclusion in your casting choices.

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Dance Requirements: Easy
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Large
  • Chorus Size: Large
Act I

"Overture" - Orchestra
1. "Prologue" - Ella & Chorus
1a. "Battle with the Giant" — Orchestra
2. "Me, Who Am I?" - Topher, Sebastian, Lord Pinkleton, Knights & Pageboys
2a. "Cinderella Enters" — Orchestra
2b. "Topher Rides Off" — Orchestra
3. "Parade of Purchases (Cinderella March) — Orchestra
4. "In My Own Little Corner" - Ella
4a. "In My Own Little Corner - Tag/Your Majesty" — Ella, Lord Pinkelton & Topher
5. "The Prince Is Giving A Ball / Now Is The Time" - Sebastian, Jean-Michel
5a. "Fol-de-rol (Scene Change)" — Marie
5b. "Venetian Glass" — Orchestra
6. "Off to the Ball (Cinderella March)" — Madame, Gabrielle & Charlotte
7. "In My Own Little Corner (Reprise)/Fol-De-Rol" — Ella & Marie
8. "Impossible" - Marie & Ella

8a. "Transformations" - Orchestra
8b. "It's Possible" - Ella, Marie & Chorus
8c. "Into the Palace" — Orchestra
9. "Gavotte"  — Orchestra
10. "Ridicule" — Lord Pinkleton and All
10a. "Kindness"  — Orchestra
11. "Ten Minutes Ago" - Topher & Ella
12. "Waltz for a Ball" — Orchestra
13. "Ten Minutes Ago (Reprise)" - Ella
13a. Finale — Act I — Orchestra

Act II

14. Entr'acte — Orchestra
15. "Stepsister's Lament" - Charlotte & Ladies of the Court
15a. "Call to Arms" — Lord Pinkleton, Topher, Lords of the Court, Pages, Ella, Footman and Coachman
16. "The Pursuit" - Lord Pinkleton, Topher, Lords of the Court, Pages, Ella, Footman and Coachman
16a. "He Was Tall" - Ella
17. "When You're Driving Through The Moonlight" - Ella, Charlotte, Gabrielle & Madame
18. "A Lovely Night" - Ella

18a. "It Was You Tonight, Wasn't It?" — Orchestra
19. "A Lovely Night (Reprise)" - Gabrielle and Ella
20. "Loneliness of Evening" - Topher and Ella
21. "Announcing the Banquet (The Prince is Giving a Ball — Rep.)" - Sebastian, Lord Pinkleton, Heralds and Madame
21a. "Madame Rips the Dress" — Orchestra
22. "There's Music in You" - Marie
23. "The Banquet" — Lord Pinkleton and Herald Trumpeters

23a. "Now is the Time (Underscore)" — Orchestra
24. "Now is the Time (Reprise)/More For-de-rol" — Jean-Michel, Gabrielle and Marie
25. "King Topher" — Crowd
26. "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" - Topher and Ella

26a. "Midnight Again" — Orchestra
26b. "Eight O'Clock and All is Well" — Lord Pinkleton
26c. "Ella in Rags" — Marie
27. "The Proposal" - Topher, Ella and Company
28. "The Wedding (Finale) — Ella, Topher, Lord Pinkleton, Marie and Company
29. "Bows" — Full Company
30. "Exit Music" — Orchestra

Full Orchestration

Piano
Reed 1 (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute)
Reed 2 (Oboe, English Horn)
Reed 3 (Clarinet, E-Flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
Reed 4 (Bassoon, Flute, Clarinet)
Horn 1 
Horn 2
Trumpet 1 (Doubling Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet)
Trumpet 2 (Doubling Flugelhorn)
Trombone (Doubling Bass Trombone)
Keyboard
Harp
Drums (Trap Set, Triangle, Mark Tree, Temple Blocks, Mark Tree, Small Wood Block, Wood Block, Bell Tree, Tambourine, Cowbell, Triangle, Flexitone, Mouth Siren, Sus. Cymbal)
Percussion (Timpani, Orch Bells, Xylophone, Sus. Cym, Triangle, Small Triangle, Sleigh Bells, Chimes, Mark Tree, Bass Drum, Piccolo Snare, Gran Cassa, Crotales, Bell Tree, Tambourine, Bells, Piatti, Ratchet, Popgun, Slapstick, Finger Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Rubber Udders, Temple Blocks, Tam Tam)
Violin 1 (2 Players)
Violin 2 (2 Players)
Viola
Cello
Bass

Materials

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package:
26 Libretto Vocal Book
1 Piano Conductor Score
1 Reed 1
1 Reed 2
1 Reed 3
1 Reed 4
1 Horn 1
1 Horn 2
1 Trumpet 1
1 Trumpet 2
1 Trombone
1 Keyboard
1 Harp
1 Drums
1 Percussion
2 Violin 1
2 Violin 2
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
1 Logo Pack


Piano Only:
26 Libretto Vocal Book
1 Piano Conductor Score
1 Logo Pack

Optional Keyboard Patches/Programming:
Keyboard Patches are available through KeyboardEase by Real Time Music Solutions (RMS) at an additional fee. Interested licensees should reach out to RMS directly to secure KeyboardEase patches.

Media

Press

“You want magic? Wait until you see Cinderella!” – Marilyn Stasio, Variety

“A timeless musical treasure! [Douglas Carter Beane’s] script crackles with sweetness and freshness.” – Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press

“A full-on romantic fantasy!” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

“Lavish family entertainment! This new Cinderella is still built around the lush score for which the Rodgers & Hammerstein version is fondly remembered, including the swoony waltz ‘Ten Minutes Ago’ and the plaintive ballad 'In My Own Little Corner.’” – Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

“The cheeky humor of Beane’s book comes from imposing modern sensibilities (and contemporary lingo) on timeless storybook figures.” – Marilyn Stasio, Variety

Cinderella is a timeless inspiration for young and old alike who want their dreams to come true.” – Robin Leach, Las Vegas Sun

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

Cinderella Through the Years
by Ted Chapin
July 22, 2020

Music Samples

Videos

  • 2013 Tony Award Show Clips: Cinderella

  • Cinderella (Broadway) Highlights

  • "Ten Minutes Ago / The Next Ten Minutes"

  • Laura Osnes on Cinderella

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  • Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version)

    Credit: Carol Rosegg

  • Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version)

    Credit: Carol Rosegg

  • Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version)

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Authors

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers' contribution to the musical theatre of his day was extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than six decades, his hits ranging from the silver screens of Hollywood to the bright lights of Broadway, London an ...

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Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City. His father, William, was a theatre manager and for many years director of Hammerstein's Victoria, the most popular vaudeville theatre of its day. His uncle, Arthur Hammerstein, was a successful Broadway producer and his grandfather, Os ...

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Douglas Carter Beane

Douglas Carter Beane has written the screenplays for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; Advice From a Caterpillar (Best Film, Aspen Comedy Festival, Best Feature, Toyota Comedy Festival) and Skinner's Eddy. His plays include As Bees In Honey Drown ( ...

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