Cinderella returns to the North Shore Music Theatre

Cinderella returns to the North Shore Music Theatre


Glass slippers, ugly step-sisters, magic wands and a midnight curfew can only mean one thing’

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s

‘CINDERELLA’

Returns to North Shore Music Theatre

August 22 ‘ September 10, 2006 – Tickets on sale now.

Beverly, MA: The award winning North Shore Music Theatre’s (NSMT) stage will come alive once again with the magic, charm and enchantment of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. The show was originally presented in the 2005 season, but a devastating fire after the opening night performance on July 14, 2005 forced the cancellation of the show after only 4 performances. Running from August 22 ‘ September 10, 2006, Press Night is scheduled for August 24 at 7:30pm. Comcast is the presenting sponsor of the 2006 Musical Series.

‘We are thrilled to bring back the magic of Cinderella this summer,’ said Jon Kimbell, NSMT’s Artistic Director and Executive Producer. ‘As we welcome many familiar faces, we are also excited to work with new cast members and creative staff. Their fresh vision combined with NSMT’s theatrical magic, a beautiful Rodgers and Hammerstein score and memorable characters promise to make Cinderella a favorite for all generations.’

CINDERELLA was originally created for television in 1957 by the legendary musical team of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Carousel). When it was later adapted for the stage, CINDERELLA became an instant success and has captivated audiences ever since. This elegant and clever story about love and hope will doubly thrill its audiences with dazzling special effects and beautiful music. The unforgettable score includes the timeless hits ‘Impossible,’ ‘In My Own Little Corner,’ and ‘Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?’.

Stepping into Cinderella’s glass slipper this year will be Deborah Lew and her Prince will be played by Ryan Silverman. Also featured in the cast will be Maureen Brennan (Fairy Godmother), Terry Burrell (Queen Constantina), Joyce Chittick (Joy), David Coffee (King Maximillian), Natalie Joy Johnson (Portia), Lisa McMillan (Stepmother) and Gregory Sheppard (Herald).

The ensemble will include Tabb, Kristen Calgaro, Debbi Fuhrman, Paul J. Gallagher, Thom Graham, Kathleen Hatch, Garett Hawe, Arielle Jacobs, Jane LaBanz, Andrew Pacho, Katie Rayle and Nathan Scherich.

The cast of 32 also includes 11 local children including; Beverly resident Bethani Boccia; Everett resident Simone Senibaldi; Gloucester residents Katy Geraghty, Andrew Murdock and Ari Shaps; Haverhill resident Chantal Desjardins; Peabody resident Bernard Baldassaro; Rowley residents Natasha Ashworth and Sofia Diskes; Salem, NH resident John F. Breen; Wakefield resident Emily Sheeran.

The creative team for CINDERELLA includes Charles Repole (Director), Karen Azenberg (Choreographer) Edward Reichert (Musical Director) Dex Edwards (Scenic Designer), Joanna E. Murphy (Costume Designer), Martin E. Vreeland (Lighting Designer), John A. Stone (Sound Design), Gerard Kelly (Hair and Wig Design), Bethany Ford (Production Stage Manager), Alicia D. Reece (Assistant Stage Manager), and Alison Franck & Matt Schreiber (Casting).

Tickets for CINDERELLA are priced from $70 to $35: Senior & Youth Discounts and Rush Tickets are Available. Performances are August 22 ‘ September 10, 2006, Tue ‘ Thurs at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, matinees Wed at 1:30pm, Sat and Sun at 2pm. For tickets: www.nsmt.org, (978) 232-7200, or in person at 62 Dunham Rd. Beverly, MA 01915. CINDERELLA is sponsored by Beverly National Bank.

Free Audience Enrichment events: 8/29: Meet the Theatre, post show audience discussion with the artists; 9/3: Spotlight on History, a free pre-show discussion focusing on historical issues related to the performance; 9/7: Out at the North Shore, an evening for the Gay and Lesbian Community with a post show reception; 9/9: Meet the Theatre after the 2pm performance, post-show audience discussion with the artists.

Operating since 1955, NSMT has evolved into the largest non-profit producing theater in New England, with approximately 350,000 patrons annually. NSMT has gained a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, specifically in the areas of developing new works and providing outstanding theater arts and education programs. NSMT has received numerous industry awards including IRNE Awards, the Elliot Norton Award, the Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors’ Equity, and the Moss Hart Award. NSMT annually produces a six musical subscription series, a production of A Christmas Carol and an acclaimed concert series. With its celebrated Theater for Young Audiences program, a school touring program, and year-round classes for children, NSMT has become one of the region’s leading providers of theater arts and education.