Uptown Players to Open U.S. Premiere of SOHO CINDERS Today, 6/13-22
Uptown Players continues its 2014 season with the United States Premiere of the 2012 West-end hit musical, Soho Cinders. With music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, and book by Anthony Drewe & Elliot Davis, Soho Cinders is an edgy, fun, and deliciously naughty musical that opens today, June 13, at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
Soho Cinders is a modern musical fable, loosely based on the Cinderella story, which takes place in the throbbing heart of London's most cosmopolitan district, Soho. When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged Mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie's worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story. The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you'll be humming long past the stroke of midnight.
The cast features Kim Borge, Sean Burroughs, Peter DiCesare, Stephanie Felton, Clinton Greenspan, Hank Henry, Kelly Holmes, Brett Warner Hurt, Drew Kelly, Linda K. Leonard, Janelle Lutz, Sara Shelby-Martin, Nikki McDonald, Ian Mead Moore, Rob Pounds, Blake Rogers & Molly Welch. Soho Cinders is under the direction of John de los Santos, with music direction by Adam C. Wright.
The show has a limited run from June 13 through June 22 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd @ Blackburn in Dallas, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25-40 and can be purchased online at www.uptownplayers.org or by phone at (214) 219-2718.