Submitted by HORIZON YOUTH THEATRE
Horizon Youth Theatre, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is proud to present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA June 22, 23, and 24th at 7:00 pm at Otsego High School.
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. It was recreated in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren, and again in 1997 with Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother; both were no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. This Enchanted Edition is based on the 1997 teleplay. Songs include “The Prince Is Giving A Ball,” “My Little Corner,” and “Impossible.”
Directed by Cassie Greenlee, the musical features 55 students age 8 – 18 from many area schools including Bowling Green. The rest of the production team: Brittany Albrecht, stage manager; Tim Barker, choreographer; Kelly Frailly, music director; Christina Hoekstra, costuming; and Scarlet Frishman, assistant director. Stars are Skylar Frishman in the title role and Thomas Long as Prince Christopher; Olivia Strang and Narnia Rieske play Fairy Godmother and Stepmother.
Other cast: Stepsisters are Terra Sloane and Melissa Mintz; King and Queen are Alex Evans and Anne Weaver; Lionel and Leo (Royal Stewards) are Bob Walters and Bella Truman. Understudies for the principles are Annie Valantine, John Colvin, Kaitlyn Dorman, Sophi Hachtel, Anjali Coates, Mary Helen DeLisle, Manita Ojha, Daniel Cagle, Isaac Douglass, and Maddox Brosious. Mice are played by Emma Kate Holbrook, Isobel Roberts-Zibbel, Scarlett Strausbaugh, and Alice Walters; Charles the Cat is Ligaya Edge; the Dove is Lola Truman. Fairy Godmother’s Magical Assistants: Rebekah Center, Lauren Clifford, Sophia Kelly, Annie Oberlander, Abbey Matthews, Alexandra Roberts-Zibbel, and Rose Walters. Merchants and Villagers: Quinn Layden (Butcher), Grace Holbrook (Cloth Merchant), Megan Clifford (Cheese Merchant), Gavin Miller (Baker), Ari Allen, Elise Allen, Daisy Brown, Amalia Cloeter, Izzie Douglass, Gray Frishman, Reece Hall, Sasha Meade, Katie Partlow, Anna Reid, Annie Urban, Kaitlyn Valantine, Aria Weaver, Calista Wilkins, Emy Wilkins, and Yelia Xu. Royal Trumpeters: Liam Rogel and Drew Thomas.
Otsego High School is only seven minutes from downtown BG. Come enjoy the singing, dancing, humor, puppetry, magic, and of course the happy ending! Tickets available now on Horizon Youth Theatre’s website. Prices are $8.00 student / senior and $10.00 adult.