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Get Lost in the Magic of 'Cinderella' at Lake Braddock Secondary

The high school theater program will perform the classic fairytale this weekend.

What do a prince, mice, an ordinary girl, a pumpkin, a glass slipper, a fairy godmother, and magic all have common? They're all integral parts of the fairytale Cinderella. This weekend, students at Lake Braddock Secondary School aim to bring a new appreciation to Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Cinderella" with their performance, which will include singing, dancing, and a live orchestra.

The musical was originally broadcast live in 1957 and starred actress Julie Andrews. The musical was remade twice for television, first in 1965 and again in 1997.

Over 90 high school students have been working tirelessly since November to create a magical family-friendly production (recommended for ages 3 and up). Mary Demarco, one of the directors for the musical shared her enthusiasm for this group of student.

“The growth in these performers since November has been amazing," said Demarco. "Most have never danced before and you would never know it by watching their elaborate production numbers beautifully choreographed by our choreographer of 13 years, Susan Brock.”

Rachael Wheeler is one of the six seniors in this production. This is her debut with the school’s musical theater program. When asked about her highlight of this experience thus far, Wheeler replied, “I just love everyone and how nice they are to each other… I have definitely made some new friends through this experience.”

The show opened Thursday and runs through Sunday, Feb. 10. Showtimes are Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $8 for children under 10. All performances will be in the Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theater.

Liz February 09, 2013 at 01:33 PM
We just saw the show last night (Friday). It was great, very magical. It was so nice to see so many little ones in the audience. If you don't have your ticket yet, arrive early (ticket booth opens one hour before shows) to buy your tickets. You can buy a Break-A-leg-agram to send to your favorite actors near the ticket booth. Yummy treats are for sale at the bake goods table. I can't wait to see the next performance !
Cindy Bachinsky February 09, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Liz, my daughter and I went on opening night...it was fabulous!!! I found myself laughing, tearing up and engaged with every scene they presented! Thanks for your comment!

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