Cinderella 2021

December 3 - 19, 2021

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cinderella is returning to RLT for its 37th year in 2021! This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. This visually stunning musical combines elegant costumes and scenery with singing, dancing, conniving step-relatives, and resourceful fairy folk.

This version of Cinderella is inspired by the style of British Pantos. It’s the perfect family outing during the holiday season, with the Royal Ball taking place on Christmas Eve. Join the cast in singing “We Wish You a Merry a Christmas,” and come celebrate the holidays at RLT!

Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault
Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler
Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy

Directed by Mike McGee

Performances will take place indoors in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Masks that cover both the mouth and nose will be required for all audience members while indoors. Please click here to read about RLT’s COVID-19 safety procedures and how they might affect your visit. Additional health and safety restrictions for “Cinderella” will be announced at a later date.

Show Changes

As a health and safety precaution for our cast and audience members, this year’s production of Cinderella will not include moments where cast members enter the audience during the show (trying on the glass slipper, etc.) or a meet and greet with the cast in the lobby after each performance. We appreciate your understanding and know you will still have a magical time!

A note from Tim Cherry…

Dr. Timothy Cherry, who played Stepsister Henrietta for the past 20+ years, would like to share the following with RLT’s audiences:

It is with immeasurable sorrow and pain that I step down permanently from RLT’s “Cinderella” this year. The privilege of performing in this musical has meant more to me than most people realize. “Cinderella” was the first story my mother told me as a child, and it has meant a great deal to me ever since.

Just before our entrance that first year, Dennis Poole and I grabbed each other’s hands for a few seconds. I was absolutely horrified, but during those few seconds, I realized that Dennis had my back, no matter what went wrong. I’m not sure I could have made that entrance without that assurance. We continued that tradition for every performance since. I had hoped to join my “sister” Dennis for one more season. However, the difficulties of playing a 73-year old BEAUTIFUL (that word IS in the script) ingenue, as well as other factors, have made it impossible. Thanks to all the countless folks who have shared this journey with me, onstage, backstage, in the pit, or in the house. I send all of you my love.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale October 1 at noon!

Runtime is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Show Times:

  • Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm & 5:30pm

Ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Opening weekend: $26
  • All other tickets: $31

A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age.

Masks that cover both the mouth and nose will be required for all audience members while indoors. Please click here to read more about RLT’s COVID-19 safety procedures. Health and safety restrictions are subject to change.

If you have questions about tickets or seating, please email BoxOffice@RaleighLittleTheatre.org.

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, December 12, performance at 5:30pm will be described.