Almost 4 decades after its world premiere at Santa Monica Playhouse, the beloved Rudie-DeCarlo musical CINDERELLA is getting a stunning multi-media makeover to kick off the 2022 Open-Again Summer Twilight Theatre Series. It’s Cinderella like you’ve never seen her before, with new songs, hilarious special FX, a silent movie segment that will have you falling out of your seat, dazzling costumes, amazing magical prestidigitation, and a story about being true to your dreams and loving yourself as you are that's as true to today as it was then.
From the award-winning team of Evelyn Rudie and Chris DeCarlo, adapted and directed by Graham Silbert, CINDERELLA has all the makings of a perfect tale for today's generation: a handsome prince (who yearns to be loved for himself, not his royal position), vain stepsisters (who ultimately realize looks really aren't everything), a controlling (but genuinely well-meaning) stepmother and a refreshingly independent feisty Cinderella. Featuring Actors’ Repertory Theatre members Tiffany Haile, Cydne Moore, Joseph Perez and Graham Silbert, with special surprise guest appearances throughout the run.
“This extraordinary company creates a strange new brand of excitement…a brilliant Gilbert and Sullivan parody…Truly imaginative and entertaining, this play has all its spark plugs firing.” LA PARENT
The original internationally-acclaimed Rudie-DeCarlo musical CINDERELLA debuted as part of the Playhouse repertoire in 1984, and after nearly two dozen tours to England, Alaska and Japan, after delighting more than a quarter of a million audience members, young and old, to date, has become the single most requested Santa Monica Playhouse Musical on three continents!