December 6 - 22, 2019

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

Cinderella is celebrating its 36th year at RLT in 2019! 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 performed in the style of a British Panto. 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

M. Dennis Poole & Dr. Timothy Cherry will be reprising the roles of the stepsisters, Gertrude & Henrietta, for the 22nd year at the following performances only. Quenton Hocutt and Greg Hill will play the roles at all other performances.

  • Friday, December 6th – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 7th – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 8th – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 12th – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 14th – 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 15th – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 19th – 7:30 PM
  • Friday, December 20th – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 21st – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 22nd – 1:00 PM

Read more about their legacy as RLT’s stepsisters in this Walter Magazine feature from 2018!

Opening Night, December 6th @ 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.

Learn more!
  • RLT Podcast – In this episode, Patrick Torres interviews the four performers sharing the roles of the stepsisters for this year’s production of Cinderella (Dennis Poole, Tim Cherry, Quenton Hocutt, and Greg Hill) and talks with director Mike McGee about his decision to cast four actors this time.
  • WHUP’s Lights Up – Learn more about the history of RLT’s Cinderella and some of the new additions to this year’s production in this interview featuring Ryann Perkins (Cinderella) and Tim Fitch (Prince Charming).
  • RDU On Stage – Lauren Van Hemert interviews Music Supervisor Joanna Li to learn more about the music in RLT’s Cinderella and how songs have changed and evolved over the show’s 36 year run. Interview begins at the 10:32 mark.


Raleigh Little Theatre’s Cinderella is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Thanks to our show sponsors, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Coastal Federal Credit Union.

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The Friday, December 20th, performance is sponsored by Overture Centennial.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Tickets to Cinderella can be purchased at a discount if included in a membership order. Learn more

Runtime is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Show Times:

  • Thursday-Friday at 7:30pm
  • Saturday at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Sunday at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Ticket prices (excluding taxes):

  • Members: $25.18
  • Opening weekend: $26
  • All other tickets: $31

Cast List

Ryann Perkins
Tim Fitch
Benaiah Barnes
Lauren Tompkins
M. Dennis Poole
Quenton Hocutt
Dr. Timothy Cherry
Greg Hill
LoRee Wilkinson
Hannah Smith
Rachel Ullman
Nia Johnson
Skylar Smith
Maddie Behrens
Anna Lowson Oliveira
Aurora A. Strickland
Lawson Walker
Cristina Alba
Amanda Jane Axelrod
Rylee Davis
Alex Lewis
Keith Petersen
Ryan Peterz
Libby Snover
Natalia Soto
Michael Stoudmire
Allie Sullivan
Julia Thompson
Brett Yates

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances. For those sensitive to loud sounds, noise reduction headphones are available upon request at the Box Office (limited quantities).

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, December 15 performance at 5pm will be described.