The smart and passionate young Ella lives in the care of her wicked, self-absorbed stepmother, Madame, and her two daughters, Charlotte and Gabrielle. Ella’s only friends in the world are the playful animals in the woods, a mysterious beggar-woman and a revolutionary student named Jean-Michel.
Meanwhile in another part of the kingdom, Prince Topher is trying to find himself as he struggles to “learn his place”. When his scheming advisor Sebastian suggests throwing a ball so the Prince can meet potential brides, Ella and Topher’s vastly different worlds come together…with magical results.
Expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of the beloved fairytale.
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Rodgers & Hammerstein is the organization founded in 1944 by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to protect and license their theatrical works. R&H own the rights to the world’s most popular stage and film musicals, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and The Sound of Music. With offices in New York City and London, the theatrical licensing division, R&H Theatricals, represents the stage performance rights to over 150 musicals by more than 200 writers. Collectively these include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart (Babes in Arms, Pal Joey), Kern & Hammerstein (Show Boat), Kurt Weill (The Threepenny Opera, One Touch of Venus), Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins, The Light in the Piazza), as well as the incomparable, Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun, White Christmas). R&H Theatricals is home to works from Broadway (Sophisticated Ladies, Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, [title of show] and First Date), Off-Broadway (Carrie the musical, Ordinary Days, Altar Boyz, Giant, 21 Chump Street), perennials such as Once Upon a Mattress, Big River and Footloose, a Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) collection which includes Garfield The Musical with Cattitude and Mad Libs Live!, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway – Smokey Joe’s Cafe – and Off-Broadway – I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Rodgers & Hammerstein is an Imagem company: www.rnh.com.