To celebrate 89 years of theater by the sea, owner and producer Bill Hanney will present the Broadway version of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderellawhich will be presented from July 20 to August 13, 2022.
“Cinderella has been on my short list of shows to produce for a few years now and I am thrilled that we are finally able to bring this magical musical to life on the stage of Theater By The Sea,” said Bill Hanney. “While many people naturally assume this is a show aimed at children, this new adaptation, which recently played on Broadway, truly has something for everyone, while still staying true to the spirit of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that people have come to love for decades. I think our audiences will find this updated version of the classic to be a hit with everyone!”
The Tony® Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The sound of music will delight audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. The magical production features an incredible live orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the memorable moments, including the Pumpkin, the Glass Slipper, the Masquerade Ball, and more, plus surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner”, “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago”. It’s a hilarious and romantic experience for anyone of any age who’s ever had a dream.
Kenny Ingram, making his TBTS debut, will direct and choreograph, with assistance from Briana Reed. They will be joined by Music Director Jacob Priddy, who returns to TBTS after leading the music for popular productions of News and Saturday night fever. The 22-member cast features the talents of Ophelia Rivera, who recently returned from Rent 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour and Aidan Cole, whose credits include Sky in Mama Mia!Put in The revenge of a blonde, and Monty Harrill in Purple. Ms. Rivera and Mr. Cole will debut in TBTS as Ella and Prince Topher. Starring as Cinderella’s stepmother is Gay Willis, who made his TBTS debut as Tuptim in The king and me in 1985. The fairy godmother, Marie, is played by New York actress Laura Yen Solito, with Russell Garrett, who directed and choreographed the TBTS productions of The Full Monty, Hairspray, 9 to 5, and Hive, in the role of Sebastian, the Prime Minister. Both Ms. Solito and Mr. Garrett are making their TBTS acting debuts. Kat Gold and Kat Moser play half-sisters Charlotte and Gabrielle, respectively, with Tony Harkin as Jean-Michel and Nigel Richards as Lord Pinkleton. The cast is completed by Chloe Castellano, Cadence Collins, Tyler Dema, Zoe Gillis, Jack Gimpel, Kevin Ivey Morrison, Rebecca Murillo, Sami Murphy, Pablo Pernia, Blaise Rossmann, Rory Shirley, Wyatt Slone and Emma Wilcox.
The creative team includes resident set designer Kyle Dixon, lighting designer Elliot Konstant, sound designer Samuel Silva, as well as Tiffany Zellner (wig design), Joel Andrew Cote (production manager), Kat Brown (assistant manager) and costumes provided. by the Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Rodgers + Hammerstein Cinderella is produced for Theater By The Sea by Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer), Kevin P. Hill (Artistic Director of Production) and Thom Warren (Associate Producer).
Cinderella will be presented from July 20 to August 13, with previews on July 20 and 21 and an opening night scheduled for July 22. Performances are scheduled Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Thursdays at 2:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. a.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m., with special performance times on Sunday July 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and a special matinee performance on Wednesday August 10 at 2 p.m.
The theater is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. Tickets for the Wednesday July 20 and Thursday July 21 previews are $59 and $61 to $84 for all other performances (additional fees may apply). Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (401) 782-3800 x112.
Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on performance days from 11:00 a.m. until curtain time (performance on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. until curtain time), online 24 hours a day at www.theatrebythesea.com and by phone during regular ticketing hours by dialing (401) 782-TKTS (8587).