Originally a folk tale written in 1697, Cinderella the Musical has become commonplace in children’s entertainment, and an endearing story of true love. The Disney iteration of the story is by far the most popular. The famous animated movie produced by Disney was, in 2013, adapted for the big stage on Broadway in New York, and has been astonishing families with extravagant settings and sonorous melodies ever since. Cinderella tickets have been a big hit on Broadway ever since.
The Broadway production of Cinderella the Musical enlists several big names and experienced performers to deliver a wonderful and emotionally uplifting experience. – Fran Drescher, who starred in the hit television series The Nanny, plays Ella’s wicked stepmother- Rebecca Luker, a seasoned Broadway recording artist and singer, voiced the Fairy Godmother-Carly Rae Jepsen, a frequent visitor of the Canadian Top 100 and U.S. Billboard, stars as Ella-Joe Carrol, a Broadway veteran and former Romeo and Prince Balthasar, portrays a handsome Prince TopherLaura Osnes was the original Cinderella, however was replaced by Jepsen in early 2014, and Santino Fontana, the original Prince Topher, was replaced by Carrol in late 2013.
The multitude of talented actors presents an emotionally charges and awe inspiring performance that is sure to entertain the whole family.
The prologue presents a stunning yet somber Ella, sitting by a lone fireplace and dreaming of a better life. The orchestra accompanies her, and a poignant tune conveys her feeling of loneliness and desire to find herself in a better position. The play consists of 2 acts, with 13 and 14 songs respectively. The tale is uplifting and tugs at the heart strings, and ultimately ends on a lovely note, as Cinderella finds her one true love.
The Orchestra, led by Danny Troob, is arguably one of the most enjoyable aspects of the play. Danny received a Tony Award nomination for best Orchestration, and won a Drama Desk Award in the same category for his contribution to Cinderella the Musical. Danny’s accomplishments and merit are further expressed with his impressive Resumé, having worked on the soundtracks of multiple Disney movies, including Pocahontas, Tangled, Aladdin, and Hercules, and over 25 Broadway productions.
Cinderella the Musical has received various accolades and praise from critics. Elysa Gardner, a writer from USA Today writes positively of the music, actors, and ambience, and rates the show a 9/10. Marilyn Stasio, a Variety writer, emphasizes the wholesomeness and genuine feeling of the performance. Writers from the Associated Press, Hollywood Reporter, and New York Magazine all award the play an 8/10, and speak highly of the humor, choreography, and scenery.
Overall, through use of a star studded and talented cast, an uplifting story of a girl who finds her true love, and wonderful compositions and melodies, Cinderella the Musical is a must-see and is sure to entertain the whole family. If you happen to not be in the Northeast, Cinderella the Musical is set to go on an international tour beginning in October, and visit around 24 major cities. If you happen to not have had a chance to stop by in New York, make sure to catch it when it comes near you, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.