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SYAA presents Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella

The Strauss Youth Academy for Arts (SYAA) presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella with performances from Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. at 1300 Lamy Lane.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was twice remade for television, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and again in 1997, featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The original Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella opened in 2013 and starred Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark and Harriet Harris.

SYAA's production of this new classic musical is open to audiences of all ages and include multiple performances. It will showcase well known tunes from the movie. Musical selections include In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It's Possible, and Ten Minutes Ago. The cast of 52 or more members are all ages 8-18.

Co-director Victoria Steffins explains that hundreds of hours of work by the creative team, the production team, and parent volunteers culminate in a fairy-tale experience for theatregoers. Steffins says, "Magic takes time — especially considering the lights, cameras, outfit changes, and make up."

Michael Matherne also serves as co-director, Kylie Daigle as musical director, and Meghan Wilkins as choreographer; with set design by Scot Baronet, props design by Nicole Morris, and costume design by

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