Cinderella The Musical Vancouver Tickets
Cinderella the Musical
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella the Musical is a musical adaptation of this writing/composing team’s television classic that made TV history. While the musical score by the famed duo is retained, the book for live theater is a new version written by Douglas Carter Beane.
This version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella delivers familiar songs and magical sparkle to the stage that is part of this wonderful tale. However, the main character, in addition to contending with an evil step-mother and nasty step-sisters, is responsible for awakening the handsome prince to the oppression and injustice being visited on his people by despotic government officials. Additionally, new characters and added songs update this story.
In March 2013, Beane and director Mark Brokaw brought this version to Broadway. Garnering nine Tony Award nominations, it won the Tony for Best Costumes. The show ended its Broadway run in January 2015 and now tours the nation.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and librettist/producer/director Oscar Hammerstein III (1895-1960) teamed up in 1943, swiftly conquering Broadway with musicals including The King and I, Oklahoma!, South Pacific and The Sound of Music. They made one film together, State Fair, which later became a stage show. Many of the duo’s songs have become popular hits; “The Sound of Music,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” “Getting to Know You” and “My Favorite Things,” to name just a few.
In 1957, Rodgers and Hammerstein were persuaded to try creating a musical made for television. Leaping at the chance to work with Julie Andrews—an upcoming star with her rendition of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady—they decided on the story of Cinderella. Their version was inspired by the Charles Perrault version, not Disney’s popular film. The show was broadcast live and was a huge hit.
Cinderella the Musical is sweeping across North America and stops in Vancouver. The Queen Elizabeth Theatre (QET) opened in Vancouver in July 1959. A month later, Britain’s reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, officially christened the theater. QET stages opera, ballet, rock concerts and theatrical hits from Broadway and beyond. Serving the local area, the theater also hosts graduations, community events and cultural happenings. Located in downtown Vancouver, the theater is close to many dining, lodging and nightlife options.
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