“A lovely night… a lovely night… a finer night you know you’ll never see…”
For Immediate Release
Contact: Carol Kassie
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February 13, 2018:
BOCA RATON, FL: Enchantment will rule at Sol Theatre beginning March 1st, when Cinderella, Richard Rodgers’ and Oscar Hammerstein II’s magical musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale is brought to life in the intimate Boca Raton Theatre. The production will run through March 18th.
Cinderella is a prime example of a classic musical, although it was originally commissioned by CBS as a television vehicle for Julie Andrews in 1956. “Cinderella is [another] example of what musical theatre is all about”, composer Richard Rodgers once explained. “No matter what the medium, a score is more than a collection of individual songs. It is, or should be, a cohesive entity whose words and music are believable expressions of the characters singing them. When the lonely, bullied heroine sings “In My Own Little Corner”, it’s not merely a song, it’s a revelation of the girl herself. When she finishes, we know something more about her than we did before: her sense of humor, her naïve optimism, her imagination, and her relationship to the rest of her family.”
The production will be directed by Rosalie Grant, Sol’s founder and artistic director. The award-winning Broadway production of Cinderella is currently on tour across the United States, so obtaining the rights was a definite coup for Sol and Grant:
“I have directed three different versions of Cinderella, but this version has been at the top of my bucket list for years!” she says. “Finally obtaining the rights was a dream come true for me! I am absolutely having the time of my life directing this talented, wonderful and dedicated cast of young actors, and, as always, I love collaborating with our designers, each one a dear friend.
“But I think what I most look forward to is bringing this fairy tale love story to life for the many children who will attend and be transported to another time and place where dreams are possible and do come true! We could all use a little magic in this world so full of chaos and unhappiness,” she continues. “I love the message from Cindy and her Godmother … “It’s possible! Impossible things are happening every day!””
Grant’s young cast members include Isabella Welch as Cinderella and Trevor Whitfield as The Prince. Ethan Barrocas will play The King, and Kimmy Wilkinson his Queen. Other cast members include Faith Alfieri (Stepmother), Emily Singer (Godmother), Catalina Echeverria, Genesis Soto-Alfonso, Sami Mascaro, Monique Whitfield, Megan Mascaro, Mia Salerno, and Dakota Hachimi.
Cinderella’s Musical Director is Anthony Campisi, with choreography by Sara Elizabeth Grant, and lighting design by Ardean Landhuis. The show’s Scenic Designer is Kate McVay; Costume Design is by Briana Earhart; and Makeup Design by Kylie Lawrence, Ava Cavasos and Natalie Macadar. The production’s Stage Manager is Kylie Lawrence.
Boca Raton’s Sol Children Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre organization founded by veteran director and actor Rosalie Grant sixteen years ago. The company’s mission is to provide children with a safe, secure, and highly professional theatre experience. Those children in then in turn provide quality theatre experiences for audiences.
Tickets for Cinderella are on sale now and can be purchased on line at www.solchildren.org or by calling 561-447-8829. Tickets are $20; $15 for children aged 11 or younger. Group rates are also available. Sol Children Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton (33431).
March 1 – 18, 2018
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Rosalie Grant
Tickets: $20 / $15 juniors (11 and under)
Group rates are also available.
Tickets: 561-447-8829 / www.solchildren.org
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2 pm
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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