‘Cinderella’ waltzes into Stephens Auditorium


Courtesy of Stephens Auditorium

Cinderella’s fairy godmother presents her with the glass slipper in the Broadway rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

Averi Baudler

The story of Cinderella has been enchanting audiences everywhere for ages. Few are unfamiliar with the classic tale of the pumpkin carriage, glass slipper and masked ball that has taken on many different forms since it was first written.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” a musical adaptation of the story, will be making its way to the Stephens Auditorium stage Tuesday and hopes to captivate audiences with a “hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who has ever had a dream.”

Though the show originated in 1957, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s rendition of “Cinderella” made its way to Broadway in 2013.

Since then, “Cinderella” has seen a successful run on Broadway and London’s Westend Theater and has been performed in countless community theaters and high school and college programs. The family-friendly story line and magical on stage transformations have made it a popular show for all ages.

This musical adaptation claims to stay true to the well known plot the young woman named Ella who is stuck with her evil stepmother and stepsisters once her dad passes away, while also adding some surprising twists that audiences will enjoy. 

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” features 26 songs throughout two acts and includes all of the characters that audiences know and love. People will be sure to laugh along in their seats as they watch the goofiness of the story unfold. 

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” starts at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday in Stephens Auditorium as a part of their Performing Arts Series. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online.