Disney's CINDERELLA Continues Through Aug 17 at Media Theatre
When the Disney company originally released the film in 1950, the company was in financial stress. But the fun, heartwarming adaptation of the legendary fairy tale got Disney back on its feet due to the universal appeal of the story. After its several re-releases at the cinema, Disney's "Cinderella" is one of its most popular and timeless classics.
The live stage adaptation is referred to as "Cinderella Kids" as it features a mostly youth and student cast who sing the great songs like "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" and "Bibbidee-Bobbidee-Boo". Several professional adults join them on stage to add to the theatrical experience, which is a great way to introduce the very young to live theatre.
West Chester's Emily Kinka plays Cinderella, with several Media Theatre New School students in the show. The adult performers are Shiron Denise of Media as the Fairy Godmother, Danielle Lachall of Aston as a Stepsister, and two Media Theatre educators (Tim Haney and Roger Ricker) as The King and the Wicked Stepmother. The almost hour-long musical has a lot of humor and heart.
Tickets are available at www.mediatheatre.org or by calling 610-891-0100. The show is fun for ages 4 up to adults. It's produced by Media Music Theatre Company, which casts youth actors and students from its New School, Summer Camps, and Acting Classes in its Children's Series productions.
Pictured: Emily Kinka as Cinderella, with the Mice: Carter Weiss, Alex Pollard, Alexsa McKeown, and Sean O' Neill.