Cinderella Fort Lauderdale Tickets
Cinderella is a musical based on the beloved fairy tale with lyrics and music by the famed duo of Rodgers and Hammerstein; new book by Douglas Carter Beane. Bringing the famous story to Broadway, the producers opted to give the adaptation a modern twist, tackling the oppression and injustice visited on people by a villainous leader. Therefore, while Cinderella is still treated poorly by her stepmother and stepsisters, and her fairy godmother still magically sends her to the ball where she steals the show and the young prince’s heart, she must awaken him to the evils being wrought on his kingdom’s subjects of which he is unaware.
Rodgers and Hammerstein, having conquered Broadway with such popular musicals as South Pacific, Oklahoma! and State Fair, were persuaded to adapt their magic and talents for television. Using the Charles Perrault version of the tale as a basis, they created the musical Cinderella. The original television debut starred Julie Andrews - already famous on Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady—and it was broadcast live. It was a huge success.
The musical Cinderella has been remade twice (with changes) for television in 1965 and again in 1997. The Broadway version opened in March 2013 and ran until January 2015. The traveling production now brings the magical theatrical experience to audiences across America.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
The team of composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein III (1895-1960) formed in 1943 that resulted in the “most consistently fruitful and successful partnership in the American musical theater” with shows such as Carousel, The King and I and The Sound of Music. “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Getting to Know You” and “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair” are just a few of the songs that have become standards.
Douglas Carter Beane
Beane has written books for musicals, plays and reviews, such as Lysistrata Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, and Mondo Drama. He wrote the screenplay for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. He has also adapted the films Sister Act and Xanadu for Broadway.
Fort Lauderdale Tickets
Cinderella appears at the Au-Rene Theatre in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Fort Lauderdale. This beautiful grand theater opened in February 1991 and has been newly renovated. It is one of South Florida’s premier performing venues staging musicals, operas, ballets, and concerts, as well as lectures, workshops and educational events.
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