Beginning this weekend, Christian Youth Theater (CYT) East presents one of Rogers & Hammerstein’s beloved musicals, “Cinderella.” Now this is not the Disney version with talking mice (although there are mice), but the version that featured Julie Andrews in the title role when it first appeared on television in 1957. The show features some great songs, including “The Prince is Giving a Ball,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “A Lovely Night,” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”
CYT has its own version of Julie Andrews in the person of the multi-talented Meagan Flint, who most recently played the part of Ida, the mother duck in “Honk!,” and last season portrayed The White Witch in “Narnia” and Jasmine in “Aladdin.” This will be Meagan’s final performance with CYT, as she turns 18 and “graduates” from the youth program, and it promises to be one of her best. Other “Honk!” actors returning include Sean Cabuchola (Ugly – now playing Lionel, the Steward), Patrick Gates (Drake/Bullfrog – now The King), Sara Wright (Henrietta – now The Queen), and Ashley Melton (Maureen – now Stepsister Portia)
The show opens Friday night at 7:00 pm, and continues Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. The following weekend peformances are the same times, plus Saturday at 2:00 pm. CYT is having a special deal on May 10, Mothers Day – all mothers get in FREE. For more information check out the CYT website.
These pictures are from the second dress rehearsal, thus the mix of costume and street clothes.
The Prince (Michael Sanchez) and Cinderella (Meagan Flint) “bump” into each other in the market
The Prince and Lionel (Sean Cabuchola) discuss the upcoming ball
The Stepmother (Brittany Hopkins) and Stepsisters Portia (Ashley Melton) and Joy (Jenna Wille) mock Cinderella’s wish to go to the ball
Cinderella is comforted by her mouse friends (Joanne Barber, Jennie Melton, Sammi Fortin, and Emma Riley)
Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother (Kat Brown) discuss the “Impossible” as the mice listen
The Queen (Sara Wright), King (Patrick Gates), and Lionel (in back) listen to the Prince lament the girl who ran away
Don’t miss this delightful production.