Minneapolis, MN--Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is bringing back the magical, fantastical, and all-too-hilarious Cinderella, directed by Peter C. Brosius. Originally created by CTC, this panto style musical mixes together the heart-warming story of Cinderella (played by new Acting Company member Rajané Katurah) and a Victorian Christmas party with lavish period costumes, grandiose sets and holiday carols, with pop culture references, shameless physical comedy, audience participation, and gut-busting gags. Freshly updated with new pop songs, you’ll jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother (played by CTC Company Member Autumn Ness) and stepsisters (played by Ashawnti Sakina Ford and Kimberly Richardson) as much as you’ll cheer for Cinderella in her quest to attend the magnificent ball that will change her world. CTC has produced this show 15 times and each time has been an almost completely different show! Full cast list below including bios. Advance photos of Rajané Katurah and Dwight Leslie in costume are located here.
“Cinderella is a character who shows us that we are all more than we seem,” states CTC Artistic Director and Cinderella Director, Peter C. Brosius. “The Victorian holiday party, the shameless comedy, and songs will be heightened and explored anew and of course, will dazzle with the lavish ballroom scenes that are full of spectacle and wonder for all ages. If you have seen it before, there will be a lot of new surprises – get ready!”
You’re invited to a beautiful Victorian Holiday party—but be prepared to check your coat, and all sense of
tradition, at the door. You have NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE IN FOR HERE! Join us for this high-spectacle,
glamorously shameless comedy where anything can happen. We’re really not supposed to say, but there may be… A kiss cam? Cake? T-shirt cannons? Jokes ripped straight from the headlines? Absolutely yes! With a track list filled with modern pop hits, and an updated script that spins stunning elegance into madcap,
sidesplitting comedy at high speed, this is one party you won’t want to miss! This production is proudly sponsored by Target.
THEMES: Popular culture; fairy tale; spectacle; pantomime style theatre; slapstick comedy; holiday songs; audience participation.
PRESS DATES: Media are invited to attend opening weekend performances, which include:
Friday, November 8 at 7pm
Saturday, November 2pm
Sunday, November 2pm
Each media person can RSVP for two tickets gratis with the option to purchase additional tickets. Advance photos of Rajané Katurah and Dwight Leslie in costume are located here. Production photos for world premieres will be sent within two days of the first preview performance.
SOURCE: Children’s Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis
MEDIA NOTES: Contact Melissa Ferlaak, Senior Communications Manager, for access to interviews with the creative team, actors, or CTC executive staff.
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for more than 295,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre and is the only theatre in Minnesota to receive three Tony® nominations (for its production of A Year with Frog and Toad). CTC is committed to creating world class productions at the highest level and to developing new works, more than 200 to date, dramatically changing the canon of work for young audiences.
CTC’s engagement and learning programs annually serve more than 93,000 young people and their communities through Theatre Arts Training, student matinees, Neighborhood Bridges, and early childhood arts education programs. ACT One is CTC’s comprehensive platform for access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff, and board that strives to ensure the theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community. childrenstheatre.org
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