Front Porch Musical Theatre to present “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper”

The two girls playing Cinderella pose with the glass slipper -- Mandy Prom (left) of Loretta and Isabella Steele of New Hope. (Photo provided by Front Porch Musical Theatre)


by Bruce Strand, Arts editor

“Cinderella’s Glass Slipper,” a humor-filled rewrite of the classic tale, will be presented by Front Porch Musical Theatre, a youth group based in Dayton, starting Friday at ERHS’s Little Theatre.

Front Porch  made its debut with The Secret Garden” last December in the Little Theatre. This will be its second performance.

“This show is new rendition of the delightful, classic tale of Cinderella finding her Prince Charming,” said Linda Lindeen, Front Porch owner and director with husband Tim.

There’s new music, new dialogue, traditional characters and a few surprises. The play is “filled with great acting and singing, lines that will have the audience laughing all night,” she said. “There’s wonderful costumes, beautiful sets and amazing choreography. All ages will enjoy this show.”

The Fairy Godmother played by Emily Rosdahl of Elk River posed with The Cat, Bailey Rosdahl of Elk River; Pumpkinhead, Jonah Heuer of Greenfield; and The Mouse, Amanda Gray of Maple Grove. (Photo provided by Front Porch Musical Theatre)


Children are invited to wear princess and prince outfits and have pictures taken with the cast.

Front Porch’s older students from the Showtime! class will perform this play with two full casts totaling 48 students, ages 11-20 giving four performances – Friday (May 18) at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

When Cinderella (Mandy Prom of Loretto) bumps into Prince Charming (Hunter Fraser of Maple Grove) and drops her packages, there's a spark between them as the young fellow gallantly helps her pick up. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Principal cast members are as follows:
Cinderella – Mandy Prom, Isabella Steele
Prince – Hunter Fraser
Majordomo – Landon Liberator
Fairy Godmother – Emily Rosdahl, Abigail Nielsen
Stepmother –Ashley Bendickson, Jessicalynn Speidel
Stepsister Brunhilda – Tayler Byrnes, Jazmine Waltner
Stepsister Cleopatra – Delaney Fraser, Katy-Cecilie Johannessen
The Cat Attilla – Bailey Rosdahl, Susanna Holt
The Mouse – Amanda Gray, Holly Mohlencamp
Pumpkinhead – Jonah Heuer, Anthony Sixta

As the queen's representative played by Landon Liberator (lower right) of Brooklyn Park sings of the queen's intention to have her son find a bride, a crowd of excited young ladies gathers, including Cinderella's step-sisters played by Katy-Cecille Johannessen (far left) of Brooklyn Park and Jazmin Waltner (next to the singer) of Coon Rapids, and (between them) Mistress Haughty, played by Alayna Hoidal of Brooklyn Park. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Linda and Tim Lindeen have over 30 years experience and have produced and  directed over 100 shows. Since opening Front Porch  Musical Theatre last September they have brought six full musical productions to stages with over 200 student actors. They have added a professional choreographer, Mary Huebert.

Troubadour played by Caleb Burgh of Maple Grove sings on the street. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


‘Cinderella’s Glass Slipper’

by Front Porch Musical Theatre
At ERHS Little Theatre

Friday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Saturday., May 19,        2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m.

Tickets ( $10 adults, or $6 for kids age 4-17) can be pre-ordered by calling Tim at 612-226-9025, or bought at the door. Under 4 are free.

Ashley Bendickson of Corcoran, playing Cinderella's cruel stepmother, has an elaborate hairstyle and headdress and lovely costume, thanks to two the actors mothers who are handling costuming and hairstyle. (Photo by Bruce Strand)