Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
VINTAGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS: 11/26 – 1/9
L-R: Rajdulari and Camryn Nailah
With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, this ‘originally produced-for-television musical,’ is sure to be a Holiday Favorite for the whole family.
Douglas Carter Beane’s up-to-date libretto and book for “Cinderella,” transforms this classic into a fairy tale with a social conscience!!! Promoting kindness over ridicule and social justice over greed, it’s a welcome departure from the traditional script.
Thanks to director Christopher Page Sanders for casting so many wonderful actors.
Camryn Nailah is the newest in the Pantheon of Denver’s musical theatre stars. Sublime in the title role, her acting is enchanting, and her singing intoxicating.
Hopefully you were able to catch Elton Tanega in his musical theatre debut in Vintage Theatre’s “Tuck Everlasting” two years ago. As outstanding as his performance was then, this performance is even better. His singing of “Do I love you because you’re beautiful or are you beautiful, because I love you?” is unforgettable.
Sonsharae Tull’s superb performance in the role of Sebastian, ‘the lord protector,’ is her best work to date.
Rajdulari’s portrayal of the Fairy Godmother, in which she sings “ Impossible” and “There’s Music in You,” is ear-pleasing indeed.
As Charlotte, Kara Morrissey is hilarious singing "The Stepsister’s Lament.”
New to this reviewer were, Logan Traver (Jean-Michele, the fire brand), Stephanie Garcia (Gabrielle), Preston Adams (Lord Pinkerton) and Adrienne Asterita (Madame).
Under the baton of conductor and musical director, Dr. Michael A. Williams, the live backstage orchestra makes the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein score sound spectacular.
Ryan Walkoviak’s eye-pleasing wrap around set design, with its decorous arches and pillars, amazes us as we enter the Jeffrey Nickelson auditorium.
Kevin Taylor has outdone himself with an electrifying lighting design.
Susan Rahmsdorff-Terry’s Costume Design is pure Magic!
Director Christopher Page-Sanders’ direction of the scene in which Cinderella is transformed to go to the ball, is astounding!
Not to be missed!!!
Vintage Theatre presents
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”
Nov. 26 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022
$20 - $38
303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.org
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010
Running time 2 hours with intermission.
Recommended for all ages.