Cast members in the West End Players’ production of “Cinderella” are, front row, Michaela Munn, Eli Munn, Vivian Tass, Eliana Holroyd, Addy Howel, Brittany Cunningham and Hannah Swanson; second row, Pat Wensel, Isaac Serbinski, Lizzy Rometti, Kaitlyn Munn, Emily Howell and Kalee Hernandez; back row, Bobbie Jo and John Munn, Abby Timbrook, Allie Brendel, Josh Miskell, Amy Cunningham, Sarah Miskell and Catherine Novak (West End Players photo)
IRON RIVER--The West End Players of Iron County invite the community to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”
Three performances are scheduled: Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m., and Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Center, 612 West Adams St. (U.S. 2). Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.
This will be the West End Players eighth production. Past productions included Grease, Aladdin Jr., A Christmas Carol, South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, Willy Wonka Jr. and Annie Jr.
“Cinderella,” the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale, is reborn with the Rodgers and Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance, said a spokesperson.
Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, “Cinderella” was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium.
Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her fairy godmother. 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.
The cast includes: Allie Brendel (Cinderella), Wyatt Cross (king), Amy Cunningham (townsperson/dancer), Brittany Cunningham (townsperson/dancer), Kalee Hernandez (Portia), Eliana Holroyd (townsperson/server), Addy Howell (townsperson/server), Emily Howell (Joy), Traci Howell (minister), Dan Johnson (guard/chef/dancer), Josh Miskell (Prince Charming), Sarah Miskell (Godmother), Bobbie Jo Munn (townsperson/dancer), Eli Munn (little boy/dancer), John Munn (townsperson/dancer), Kaitlyn Munn (townsperson/server), Michaela Munn (townsperson/server), Catherine Novak (stepmother), Paul Peterson (townsperson/dancer), Lizzy Rometti (townsperson/dancer), Isaac Serbinski (herald/captain of the guard), Hannah Swanson (steward/townsperson), Dawn Swanson (clumsy dancer), Abby Timbrook (queen), Sydney Timbrook (tailor/townsperson/server) and Pat Wensel (townsperson).