BWW Review: Cinderella Live at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Last night, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella opened at Foxwoods Resort Casino, transforming the stage into a magical world of possibilities. Based on the 1957 classic, this Tony Award-winning musical stays true to its roots while sprinkled with a few new elements.
The story is based on Ella - or Cinderella (Tatyana Lubov but played by the understudy Kaitlyn Mayse), as her evil stepmother (Sarah Smith) calls her, and her dream of going to the ball to meet Prince Topher (Louis Griffin). And she's able to that and more with the help of a fairy godmother (Leslie Jackson) that transforms her wishes into realities. But Cinderella doesn't just dream of marrying the prince, she wants to help him run the kingdom so the peasants can keep their land and everyone lives happily ever after.
The story is captivating and so are the wardrobe changes. Bippity boppity boo and Cinderella's rags transform into a sparkly white gown, a pumpkin changes into a golden carriage, and four mice morph into magnificent horses, all with the help of magic (and impressive staging).
And with all the favorite musical numbers, "In My Own Little Corner," "Ten Minutes Ago," and "Impossible" it's hard not to get lost in the song and dance, and all the enchantment in between.
Cinderella is playing from now until May 13th at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Photo: courtesy of Cinderella on Broadway