The classic fairytale story of how a glass slipper changed a young womanâ??s life is coming to the Calumet Theatre this weekend. Itâ??s Rodgers and Hammersteinâ??s, Cinderella.
About 30 people from the community will take the stage in this lively musical production that might be a little different than what youâ??d expect.
â??I always assumed that the Cinderella story was the Disney version, but it wasnâ??t until I was older that I learned there was the real version,â?? said Maija Erickson, who plays Cinderella in the production. â??I think, from what I can tell, this version is kind of a cross between the two. It doesnâ??t have quite the Brothers Grimm aspect to it.â??
â??Thereâ??s music thatâ??s not the Disney version, and itâ??s actually currently on Broadway and that oneâ??s even a little different from the one weâ??re doing,â?? added acting director, Sara Perfetti.
The story tells of a poor girl under the command of her cruel stepmother and stepsisters and how, with help from her fairy godmother, a secret trip to the princeâ??s ball changed her life forever.
The audience will see a great set, costumes, singing and dancing, and even a little bit of magic.
â??There are a couple technical aspects to this show that I think will really excite the kids, a lot of magic and some flashes and some noises going off,â?? said Erickson.
Itâ??s not just a production the kids will like; the whole family will enjoy it, too.
â??When I first came to do this, I had a misconception about what it was going to be- that it was going to be a fairytale- but itâ??s not just a fairytale. It has a lot more than that, so I think that adults as well as children would appreciate what it has to offer,â?? said Erickson.
â??Itâ??s fun and has lots of music,â?? Perfetti added. â??Youâ??ll leave singing and tapping your toes.â??
Cinderella will show at the Calumet Theatre June 12 through June 14 at 7:30 p.m. and June 15 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the ticket office ahead of time by visiting the Theatre or calling 337-2610, or can be purchased at the door.