Photo Credit: Dan Norman
Cinderella, A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Adapted by John B. Davidson, Original music by Victor Zupanc, Directed by Peter C. Brosius
This was my first visit to Children’s Theater Company!
My niece Ashley (@mycreativeadventure) attended with me and neither of us knew what to expect of this modern yet traditional spin on Cinderella.
We loved it! What a treat! If I had kids, I would definitely bring them to this show for the holidays. There’s so much interaction, audience participation and FUN! I always love being surprised by the unexpected and I was many times during this show. Also, hearing all the kids giggling around me made the experience even better. This production is just as wonderful for adults as it is for kids.
I was also impressed that there are wonderful things for the kids to do and learn in the program. For example….draw a pair of magic shoes, inspiration to use their imagination and to think beyond the show.
This production of Cinderella is inspired by the old English tradition of Panto. There is slapstick comedy, female characters played by men, a chorus who performs songs and dances throughout the show, a combination of classic songs along with awesome modern songs. I have to say that I don’t always enjoy slapstick humor but the CTC Acting Company members Dean Holt, Autumn Ness and Reed Sigmund were hilarious!
Here’s another reason that I loved Cinderella from the words of the Director, Peter C. Brosius:
In Cinderella, we are reminded of the resilience of the human spirit, that even in the darkest moments, when we feel most isolated and alone there are allies and there powers within ourselves that can give us the courage to persevere and triumph.
The lesson of Cinderella is timeless. What’s fantastic is adding modern twists so that the kids can completely relate, understand and keep their focus on the show.
If you’re looking for a quick snack or glass of wine before the show. Ashley and I enjoyed hitting Agra Culture in the MIA(Minneapolis Institute of Art) before the show. Very cool atmosphere being surrounded by art. 🙂
Click HERE for ticket information to Cinderella running through January 8, 2017.
You can also check out my fellow theater blogger’s, Artfully Engaging with Cherry and Spoon, behind the scenes video by clicking HERE