Grab your glass slippers and beat the clock to arrive at Gateway Theatre’s magical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, where dreams really do come true.

This timeless tale is reimagined on Gateway’s MainStage, featuring classic musical numbers, spectacular sets, costumes, and choreography to create an enchanted show that will leave you spellbound. Cinderella first premiered in 1957 starring the legendary Julie Andrews and has been a hit with audiences of all ages ever since. 
This beloved fairy tale has been beautifully contemporized for the stage, with a new focus on female empowerment and resiliency.

With a fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, magic pumpkin carriage, 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 fairy tale setting. She is a spirited and savvy young woman who doesn’t let her rags or her gown trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion, and forgiveness.

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Cinderella is a spectacular holiday show for all ages! Prepare to be serenaded with enchanting melodies and foot-tapping tunes that will have you humming long after the final curtain call. Get transported to a world of whimsy and wonder through the power of music played live on stage. You also don’t want to miss the magical transformations of the pumpkin carriage and extravagant costumes that happen right before your eyes. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the winner of 3 Drama Desk Awards, including one for Outstanding Orchestration, a 2014 Tony Award for Best Costumes, and 9 Tony nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Revival. Audiences rave that Cinderella is “a timeless musical treasure,” (Mark Kennedy, Associated Press), and “reassuringly old-fashioned and refreshingly irreverent, sentimental, snarky, sincere and ironic, all at once.” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times).

To make theatre more accessible for all, Gateway Theatre is proud to offer a Pay-What-You-Will, Open Experience, and Live Audio Described performances. 

This popular, family-friendly show will sell out fast, so grab your tickets before they are gone! Ticket prices start at $25, and there are two showtimes (1pm or 7:30pm) available during the run.

Gateway Theatre Presents: Cinderella

When: December 14-December 31, 2023
Time: 1pm & 7:30pm
Location: Gateway Theatre
Address: 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond