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.”
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.
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
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.
‘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.