Cinderella is certainly the Dallas’ belle of the ball this summer. It was nearly a full house for the opening curtain of Dallas Summer Musical’s limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Old and young alike donned iconic blue gowns to see this 2013 Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical.
The lively musical adaptation of Cinderella was (thankfully) a departure from the Cinderella you may already know by heart. There’s no iconic blue dress and Cinderella’s hair isn’t even blonde. This is not your animated Cinderella by any means. This fresh performance was both hilarious and entertaining. Even with an unpredictable detour from the Disney storyline, my 7 year old loved every minute. No worries, the classic story elements are there to satisfy the purists, but add in a a few more modern surprises along the way.
The beloved fairytale has a valuable message to be told, that compassion, kindness and forgiveness are always best – and naturally, a great pair of shoes can change your life. (I seriously want her fairy Godmother!)
Cinderella runs through June 21st at The Music Hall at Fair Park. Bring the whole family or make it a daughter-date and pick up your tickets (priced $25 – $98) though DallasSummerMusical.org or by calling 1.800.514.ETIX. Better yet, get your party bus loaded with you and your girlfriends and their girls. Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount, priority seating and more. Call 214.426.GROUP or email [email protected]. Fort Worth tickets ($44 – $132) for June 23 – 28th are available at basshall.com or 817.212.4280. Group tickets can be obtained by calling 817.212.4248 or [email protected]
PS – Be sure your little princess can see everything. Rent your booster cushion in the lobby for only $3!
Don’t miss the rest of the 2015-2016 season!
Dirty Dancing: June 23 – July 5 (Fair Park) and July 7 – 12 (Bass Hall)
The Sound of Music: November 3 – 22, 2015
ELF: December 8 – 20, 2015
Bridges of Madison County: February 2 – 14, 2016
The Little Mermaid: March 11 – 27, 2016
Ragtime: May 24 – June 5, 2016
Bullets Over Broadway: June 14 – 26, 2016
42nd Street: June 28 – July 10, 2016
Wicked: April 20 – May 22, 2016
I was compensated by Dallas Summer Musicals with free tickets to attend the performance. All opinions are my own.