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A review of rogers hammersteins cinderella the broadway musical

Beautifully choreographed and cleverly staged, but that might have needed children included in the production since so many children were part of the audience. Many of those who will attend this great occasion do not realize the talent that lies in the music section of the play.

One such universally known musician is violist Chauncey Patterson. Chauncey Patterson combines his passion for perfection, the true honesty of a classical viola performance and the sound of the rare valuable instrument Patterson acquired with money, luck and fate.

Theater review: Not your mother's 'Cinderella'

Chauncey Patterson has an impressive art college and career resume, however a little know fact exisits about his high school 'career'. Chauncey Patterson was the first black student body president in North Carolina in 1979.

So when you go to the Cinderella Musical, now you know about another special 'Cinderella Story' person playing his heart out in the orchestra pit. My daughter, daughter in law and 4 year old granddaughter, loved it!

Theatre Review: Cinderella will sweep you away

The Rogers and Hammerstein version is my favorite. Thank you for bringing it to Indy! Sure, it's an extremely predictable story with a few modernizing and awkward twists. The lead has a fabulous voice and can dance. She seemed a bit tense at first but she grows on you. The male lead was terrific. The nasty stepmom showed precision in every move and statement.

The supporting cast was perfect and displayed a sense of fun that keeps you engaged. The dancing and gowns were lavish but Cinderella's gowns and changes were amazing. The coach, well, the coach, the coach, the coach was wonderful. The orchestra was every bit as good as the voices.

  • The show will sweep audiences of all ages into a world of modernized fairy tale delight;
  • Let's just leave our hands off the book from now on, shall we?
  • Plus, the book grew longer and longer;
  • Tooele native Joanna Johnson brought stepsister Charlotte to life with great applause during curtain call.

You'll be transported to a fairy tale. Beautiful sets, costumes, wonderful orchestra, and extremely talented cast. Gorgeous vocals, lovely dancing, great acting. Absolutely loved it and so did everyone else sitting around me. The new version does have a political edge to it.

What you thought

Most definitely take the kids. I also did not like taking away from the well-known fairy tale love story by interjecting the "political "we must-save-the -world aspect".

  • Can we just let our kids be kids for a couple more hours?
  • Cinderella doesn't lose her glass slipper running from the ball - no - she picks it up and runs away with it.

To start with the good: Onto the not so good: Only the characters of Lord Pinkleton and Sebastian connected with their characters. Bravo to Lord Pinkleton for his amazing voice Cinderella had no likeable characteristics and sang very metallicly. Prince Topher was an idiot more than he was anything else and the few places his singing soared were overshadowed by parts his voice wasn't made for. Both of the lead actors, along with most of the others, were trying too hard to act and made the funny lines dorky.

Throughout the duration of the play, I never rooted for the characters. The play's charm was stolen by the actors' deficiencies, wouldn't recommend.

  1. It ruined the magic for me, even though the cast was wonderfully talented. Probably not, but it sure looked the same, though with one major difference.
  2. Cinderella is credited as Ella Tatyana Lubov, who looks lovely and sounds equally so , while the Prince, originally written as Prince Christopher, is here given an update with a shortened moniker, though instead of going for the usual Chris, writer Douglas Beane has renamed him with the hip though clumsy sounding Topher Louis Griffin. Chauncey Patterson combines his passion for perfection, the true honesty of a classical viola performance and the sound of the rare valuable instrument Patterson acquired with money, luck and fate.
  3. This wicked stepmother known simply as Madame Sarah Smith is more mean spirited than wicked.
  4. Why does everything have to be "updated" to massage the sensibilities of someone who fancies themselves more talented than the masters? Prince Topher was an idiot more than he was anything else and the few places his singing soared were overshadowed by parts his voice wasn't made for.
  5. Perfect casting — right down to the chorus — smooth staging and fluid hoofing heals all tonal rifts and revisionist overreaches, before you even notice them. Sure, it's an extremely predictable story with a few modernizing and awkward twists.

The sets and effects were fabulous, voices were very good. But they messed so much with the story that it lacked continuity. Why they need political commentary and lectures to the audience Is a mystery. I have never been disappointed at Tuachan In 12 years, but I was last night. And although we enjoyed the singing, dancing and acting of the show this time, we were very disappointed that the show did not follow the classic story telling.

And I wanted my children to experience the same. Plenty of time for them to worry about "one person, one vote" and electing a Prime Minister to represent the oppressed people.

Cinderella

Why does everything have to be "updated" to massage the sensibilities of someone who fancies themselves more talented than the masters? Can we just let our kids be kids for a couple more hours? It ruined the magic for me, even though the cast was wonderfully talented.

At least I had an aisle seat and could slip out early.

  • For nostalgic parents and little girls in love with the more popular Disney iterations, this newer Broadway version might not be what you expect;
  • But Beane has dreamt up another trip to the castle — yes complete with more help from the Fairy Godmother and another beautiful gown — but not to fall in love, rather to push a local political agenda with the help of her friendly stepsister and then sort of fall in love anyway;
  • Laura Osnes in Cinderella;
  • But it did have one saving grace;
  • The Rogers and Hammerstein version is my favorite.

Positive notes - the dancing was also lovely and the costumes were very pretty. Let's just leave our hands off the book from now on, shall we? Cinderella doesn't lose her glass slipper running from the ball - no - she picks it up and runs away with it.

Later - the prince holds a banquet - and running from the banquet she loses her shoe finally. Voices were very weak. Sets were very nice and the costume changes we're remarkable.