Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Last Weekend to See Denver Children's Theatre production of CINDERELLA


Sunday, May 2, 1pm
$9 general admission or $8 for children, students or seniors
MACC at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC), 350 S. Dahlia St.
(303) 316-6360,

Families and school groups will marvel at new-fangled magic during a live theatre production of Cinderella. When the show takes the stage in Shwayder Theatre at Mizel Arts & Culture Center (MACC), youthful audiences will be privy to modern twists on the beloved fairytale in a kingdom where imagination rules.

Recommended for children in grades ECE-6, this contemporary rendition of Cinderella offers not only an entertaining experience but also lessons about diversity, coming of age, class struggles and the victory of right over wrong as our Cinderella struggles to cope with the loss of her mother and learns how to interact with fairly likeable stepsisters in less opulent surroundings. Other characters are a sympathetic prince and his best friend, an aspiring musician but not yet legendary Mozart, a peculiar king, a warm and wacky godmother and a not totally despicable step-mom.

This new world of enchantment is deftly conjured by Director Billie McBride. Having directed previous plays at MACC, Arvada Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Colorado Springs Conservatory, McBride works her magic again on this production, using Charles Way’s script based on Charles Perrault’s story. Mc Bride brings Denver’s most accomplished adult actors, Jamie Ann Romero (Cinderella), Brian Landis Folkins (Prince Sebastian), Crystal Verdon (Stepmother), Karen Slack (Constanze), Mare Trevathan (Aloysia), Michael Kane (Fairy Godmother, Mozart) and Josh Hartwell (Sigmund, King Leopold), to the stage.

Tickets for the final performance of Cinderella at 1 pm on Sunday, May 2 are $9 general admission or $8 for children, students or seniors at MACC at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC), 350 S. Dahlia St.


For performances spanning more than 13 years, the DCT has won kudos galore, including the 2009 Henry Award for Outstanding Children’s Theatre, the Colorado equivalent of a Tony Award. Students at Lincoln Elementary School wrote this praise for DCT: “Thank you for the super, fantastic, excellent, unbelievable play!”

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