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Musical

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 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

Cinderella – Prince Street Players Version is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Access the program for Cinderella by texting the word “Cinderella” to 919-373-6060 or clicking here (program is optimized for viewing on your phone).

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.

Guests age 12 and up will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (meaning it has been at least two weeks since your second dose in a 2-dose series) or show negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending any indoor performance. Please click here for information on what proof is needed in order to attend as well as information on RLT’s additional COVID-19 safety procedures. Health and safety restrictions are subject to change.

Saturday, November 20th @ 9:30 AM | Raleigh Christmas Parade

The cast of RLT’s Cinderella will be performing on the LeithCars.com float in this year’s 77th annual Raleigh Christmas Parade! Come out in person or watch on TV the morning of Saturday, November 20. Learn more about the parade here!

Opening Night, December 3rd @ 7:30 PM | Coats for the Children

Opening night of Cinderella proudly benefits WRAL TV’s Coats for the Children, with $5 of every ticket sold going to provide warm coats for children in need.

Additionally, we will have a Coats for the Children collection box set up in the lobby during the entire run of the show, so feel free to bring new toys and gently used clean coats, hats, and gloves with you to the theatre to make a donation. Learn more about what you can donate on WRAL’s website.

Saturday & Sunday performances | Cinderella Boutique

Our Cinderella shopping boutique will be set up outside this year during weekend performances only. Shop for tiaras and wands, t-shirts, ornaments, and more before and after Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm shows and before Saturday & Sunday 5:30pm shows, weather permitting. Knock out some of your holiday shopping during your afternoon at the theatre! All sales benefit RLT.

Thank you to our incredible volunteers, Gloria Rich and Tamara Hopson, for making the boutique possible.

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.

Sponsors

Special thanks to our Cinderella show sponsor, Coastal Credit Union.

Additional thanks to our Media Sponsor, The News & Observer.

 

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now!

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.

Guests age 12 and up will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (meaning it has been at least two weeks since your second dose in a 2-dose series) or show negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending any indoor performance. Please click here for information on what proof is needed in order to attend as well as information on RLT’s additional 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.

Cast List

Cinderella
Melanie Payne
Prince Charming
Isaiah McGuire
King Darling III
Benaiah Adesoji
Stepmama
Leigh Howell
Henrietta
Emma K. Johnson
Gertrude
Rachel Veazey
Fairy Godmother
Emily Ennis
Helpers
Clare Vestal
Emily Spain
Pages
Claire Fellows
Grace Deadmore
Town Kids & Mice
Anna Oliveira
Lawson Walker
Lyla Rose Opitz
Savannah Lange
Ensemble
Lindsey Atkins
Angelica Bridges
Kellie Gamble
Maria Goodman
Quenton Hocutt
Alex Lewis
Carter Phillips
Tara Spencer

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.