Rodgers + Hammerstein’s 2013 Tony Award-Winning CINDERELLA Waltzes into TPAC October 20-25
Tickets on sale Friday, July 31, at 10:00 a.m
NASHVILLE – RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement October 20-25, 2015.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 31, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call (615) 782-4060.
With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, the hilarious and romantic RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slipper, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gown trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams, too.
“Cinderella received rave reviews on Broadway, as it should. The sets are incredible and the costume changes will leave you speechless,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC’s president and chief executive officer. “Of course, the Rodgers and Hammerstein music is a major element of this production. This is a classic story that audiences will certainly recognize, but they should also expect some surprises.”
CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw, and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Music adaptation, supervision, and arrangements are by David Chase, and orchestrations are by Danny Troob.
One of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most popular titles, CINDERELLA was written for television, which debuted in 1957 and starred Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with CINDERELLA, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's legendary musicals include OKLAHOMA!, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music.
Mr. Beane's book for CINDERELLA blends masterfully with the musical's cherished score with songs including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago," and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"
The creative team includes scenic design by Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Tony Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.
The CINDERELLA tour is produced by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Caiola Productions, Roy Furman, Peter May, Sanford Robertson, Eric Schmidt, James Spry, and Blanket Fort Productions.
CINDERELLA is a special engagement of the 2015-16 TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at (615) 782-4077.