Opening night of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Jubilee was a uniquely “Edmonton” occasion, and if you were there, you know what I am talking about… #GoOilersGo
Opening night coincided with game four in a best of seven series for the Oilers, and in case anyone was in doubt that we are a hockey town with a soft spot for Broadway musicals, one need only look to the jerseys in the audience to know. The women ahead of me pulled out their cell phones to stream the game at intermission, and an announcement was made about the score over the public address system (much to the dismay of my husband who was PVRing the game at home.)
The show at the Jubilee had much more magic than our hometown hockey team last night, so those who had to choose certainly made the right call going to Cinderella!
The catchy music for which Rodgers and Hammerstein are known sets the tone for the light-hearted production, and an updated book makes it feel fresh. Funny asides had everyone chuckling along. The fun really hit its stride in the second act with the actors (especially the particularly vaudevillian wicked step sister Charlotte) hamming it up, and the audience responding enthusiastically, laughing loudly, gasping audibly…I think I even heard a full on hiss directed at Madame, the evil stepmother.
The biggest gasps were reserved for the quick change costume transformations, which happened right before the eyes of the audience. Don’t blink, you won’t want to miss the magic!
The night at Cinderella was full of magic and a fantastic evening with the family.
And no one lost by seven points.
You’ll fall under the spell as Broadway Across Canada presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella! The famous musical duo responsible for beloved musicals like The Sound of Music and South Pacific took their musical theatre wand to the classic fairy tale of the maiden of the hearth, her evil step-family and a wondrous touch of fairy magic!
The delightful music and well loved story weave a bit of Broadway magic for this Broadway Across Canada presentation at the Jube, April 18 – 23, 2017.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Contact Details:
When: April 18-23, 2017
Time: Tuesday-Sunday: 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees: 2:00 pm
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Address: 11455 87 Ave.
Phone: 1-800-889-8457 (Ticketmaster)