Musical Review: ‘Cinderella’ is a crowd pleaser at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre

"Cinderella" photo by Carol Rosegg

DETROIT — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, returns to the Fisher Theatre from March 13-18. “Cinderella, the musical” charmed audiences ever since the first broadcast with the legendary Julie Andrews in 1957.  It is still popular today.

This love story was always my favorite.  This classic is a romantic fairy tale about a young girl, Cinderella (Tatyana Lubov) who is a chambermaid under her wicked stepmother.  She is given a book by Jean-Michel (Corbin Williams) and her imagination runs wild as she dreams of a better life and finding love.

In comes her fairy godmother (Leslie Jackson) who makes her wish come true in time for the ball.  Although there is one condition:  she must come home before the stroke of midnight.  Her pumpkin turns into a golden carriage and her clothes turn into a beautiful ball gown.  Cinderella features some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most famous songs like “In my own little corner” and “Impossible/It’s Possible.”

So when the clock turns to midnight, she hurries home leaving the Prince (Louis Griffin) in search of her.  To no avail, he decides to have a banquet hoping that she would arrive.  The fairy godmother makes it happen again.  In her beautiful gold gown, the Prince is elated.  However, midnight strikes again.  Cinderella leaves her glass slipper and hurries home again.

It is two hours and 10 minutes long including a 20-minute intermission in between the two Acts.

This is a heartwarming story of love and Cinderella’s quest to make the world a better place.  Will her dreams come true in the end? You’ll have to see it to find out!

Performance times for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Fisher Theatre located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:

  • Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday matinee at 1:00 p.m.
  • Special Open Captioned performance on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $35 (includes facility and parking fees) and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com.   Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office.

 

 

 

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