Ashland Community and Technical College will present the Childrens Theatre production of Rogers and Hammersteins Cinderella February 17 to 19 in the J. B. Sowards Theater at the College Drive Campus.
From the original 1957 television presentation starring Julie Andrews to the 1965 remake starring Lesley Ann Warren to the 1997 remake starring Brandy, the musical has charmed young and old alike. This Getting to Know (G2K) version, adapted by the Rogers and Hammerstein Theatre library for youthful performers, has all the familiar songs and characters of the original.
The cast of 30 third to ninth grade students includes Sadie Morris,a ninth grader at Boyd County High School, as Cinderella; Molly Baldock, a seventh grader at Verity Middle School, as the Godmother; and Emma Imes, a ninth grader at Russell High School as the Stepmother.
Portraying the stepsisters are Julianna Rice, an eighth grader at Boyd County Middle School, and Karenanne Flouhouse, a ninth grader at Cabell Midland High School. Baron Hankins, an eighth grader at Holy Family School is the prince; Andrew Hall, a ninth grader at Boyd County High School is the King; and Peri Law, a ninth grader at Greenup County High School, is the Queen.
Karen J. Curnutte, ACTC musical theatre director, is the director and Max Jackson, ACTC Professor Emeritus of Music, is the musical accompanist. Paula Krepsik is the costume designer and coordinator, and Lynette Muncy is the choreographer. Edward Figgins, ACTC Associate Professor/Director of Theatre, is the producer.
Performances are February 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and February 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the J. B. Sowards Theatre at the College Drive Campus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and groups of ten or more. Tickets can be reserved with a major credit card through the Bookstore, 606-326-2014. Unreserved tickets will be available at the door for each performance, for cash or check payment only.
Matinee performances for area school children will be held February 15 to 17 at noon. For matinee information, contact Theatre Director Edward Figgins at 606-326-2073 or email: email@example.com.