The tale of Cinderella who lives with her stepmother, the Dame, and her two horrid stepsisters. The family is unkind to Cinderella and makes her sleep in cinders near the fire. Short of ... See full summary »
Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two ... See full summary »
Lady Tremaine gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's wand, then turns back time to the day Cinderella tried on the glass slipper. She enlarges the slipper to fit one of the stepsisters, ... See full summary »
Christopher Daniel Barnes,
The song "Falling in Love With Love", from the Rodgers and Hart musical "The Boys from Syracuse", was added and sung by Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother. See more »
During the song "A Lovely Night", when Cinderella is dancing around with her stepsisters the crew can be seen in the mirrors on the wall. See more »
Why would a fella want a girl like her? / A frail and fluffy beauty? / Why can't a fella ever once prefer / a solid gal like me!
She's a frothy little bubble / with a flimsy kind of charm / and with very little trouble / I could break her little arm!
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I have been reading all of the other reviews of this title and I found them quite confusing. The complaint that the cast is mixed race and that the sets are fantastical fit perfectly with the concept of "fairy tale" which, in fact, this is.
The second complaint that I would like to address is the problem everyone seems to have with the "new" music. None of this music is new, just new to this version of the show and all of it has been written by Rogers and Hammerstein. Since these are songs that I like from shows that are never seen, I appreciate the use of them in this production.
This is definitely more ornate than the original teleplays but the originals were rather bland. People complain about Brandy but Leslie Ann Warren does not have much of a voice to speak of. I enjoyed her version but singing was not the reason.
I feel that people should look at this for what it is. You either like it or not but for what it is not what you want it to be.
I, for one, am a fan.
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