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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical ‘Cinderella’ dances into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre March 13-14

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical ‘Cinderella’ dances into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre March 13-14
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From a press release:

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music,” will come to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with two shows on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $45, $55, and $65, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

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 “Cinderella” combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairy tale 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. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too.

“Cinderella” has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, this tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase, and music supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.

One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most popular titles, “Cinderella” was written for television, debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with “Cinderella,” Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s legendary musicals include “Oklahoma!,” “Carousel,” “The King and I,” “South Pacific,” and “The Sound of Music.”

Beane’s book for “Cinderella” blends masterfully with the musical’s cherished score, with songs including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “Ten Minutes Ago” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”

The creative team includes scenic design by Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony winner Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Tony nominee Nevin Steinberg.

The tour is produced by Work Light Productions. “Cinderella” was produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions, and in association with Center Theatre Group.