Kick Off 70th Anniversary With A Glass Slipper at CINDER-ELLA

Kick Off 70th Anniversary With A Glass Slipper at CINDER-ELLABeck Center for the Arts opens the first play in the Youth Theater 2018-19 Season with Cinder-Ella. Written and directed by Russel Stitch, Cinder-Ella kicks off (with a glass slipper) the celebration of the 70th Anniversary Season of Youth Theater at Beck Center for the Arts. Mr. Stitch wrote and directed the smash hit Snow White's Adventures last season. He can also be seen performing in Something Dada, of which he is a founding member, a local improve troupe. His reimagining of this classic tale tells of poor Ella who longs to be like the other girls of the village, spending carefree days laughing and playing with friends, but instead she's forced to spend her time tending to the needs of her seven vain stepsisters. Excitement sweeps across the countryside when The King announces that his son will be seeking a bride. With the help of her friends, a group of feisty mice, and a mysterious fairy godFATHER, Ella sets out to meet the Prince and change her future. Cinder-Ella runs October 26 to 28, 2018 in the MackeyTheater. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.. There is a special Student Matinee on Thursday, October 25 at 10 a.m. for which tickets are only $7 for up to 50 students; $6 for 50+, with teachers and chaperones free. Tickets are on sale now at beckcenter.org and 216-521-2540 x10. Cinder-Ella is presented by the Mort and Iris November Philanthropic Fund.

The cast of 72 children ages six to sixteen from Northeast Ohio are sure to amaze and engage the audience. Ticket prices range from $10 (students under 18) to $12 (adults/seniors). Special school pricing available for October 25 Student Matinee, including complimentary tickets for teachers and chaperones. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available. For more information or to purchase tickets visit beckcenter.org or call Beck Center Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10.

Founded in 1948, Beck Center Youth Theater is one of the longest continuously running youth theater programs in the United States. Each season four fully-staged shows are produced. Eligible students apply their classroom training and skills to the practical needs on the stage. Beck Center provides a professional, inclusive, and welcoming environment for students of all experience levels and abilities.

Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater productions on two stages, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies for individuals with special needs, free gallery exhibits year-round, and outreach education programming.

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