Getting to Know… Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Getting to Know… Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

Getting to Know… Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Getting to Know… Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

Overview

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this enthralling fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike.

In this specially created Getting to Know... version, all the beloved songs and familiar characters are present and accounted for. However, the entire script has been condensed to better suit young attention spans, and the plot has been slightly altered to highlight some important lessons for contemporary audiences.

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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales, Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan, 17th Century, Medieval (6th-14th c.), 15th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Roles for Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

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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