Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cinderella is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre!

When I was in grade school, our district had a Summer theatre program that would rehearse for the last half of the Summer and beginning of the next September to perform a musical every year. We had to audition and everything... I was a good extra year after year! Lol! One of the last ones I was in was Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. You can even see me in it on YouTube! I have a line at 5:50 as a villager, and you can see me again as a lady at the ball at 43:25 (in the blue dress, 3rd person in line on the left, double pointy hat.) Clearly I'm the star of the show!

So imagine my delight when I heard that Cinderella was coming to the Paramount! For my local friends, it's not too late to grab tickets! For everyone else, Seattle is just the third of many stops on their US tour, so be sure check the schedule to find a performance near you! 
Even though it was over 20 years ago (gasp! When did THAT happen?!) hearing the music again, it all comes back to me! It will be difficult to sit quietly in the theatre without singing along!

[I have been provided with complimentary tickets. All opinions are my own]


RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play The Paramount Theatre in Seattle for a limited engagement from February 24 – March 1, 2015. Tickets are available on-line at and, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).

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 Rodgers + Hammerstein's 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 fairytale 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. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase and orchestrations are by Danny Troob.

One of Rodgers + 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!CarouselThe King and ISouth Pacific and The Sound of Music.

Mr. 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® Award-winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.

The CINDERELLA tour is produced by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Caiola Productions, Roy Furman, Peter May, Sanford Robertson, Eric Schmidt, James Spry and Blanket Fort Productions.

CINDERELLA will be at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for 16 performances. The schedule for the Seattle engagement is:

Tuesday, February 24                        7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 25                   7:30pm
Thursday, February  26                      7:30pm
Friday, February 27                            8:00pm
Saturday, February 28                        2:00pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 1                                1:00pm An ASL / AVIA Interpreted performance
6:30pm – An Open Caption performance
*For tickets to the ASL- Open Caption performances, call the TTY line at 888-331-6774.

Tickets for CINDERELLA start at $25 and are available on-line at and, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).
CINDERELLA is part of the 2014/2015 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount series, presented by Seattle Theatre Group, with support for the fifth year from KeyBank as the series title sponsor. Brotherton Cadillac is the official auto sponsor, The Roosevelt Hotel is the official sponsor hotel and Alaska Airlines is the official sponsor airline of KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount.

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Twitter: @CinderellaBway

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