Cinderella: A Classic Comes Right on Time at the National Theatre

The clock strikes midnight not once, but three times in this classic — retold in a most modern way — from Rodgers + Hammerstein.  Because while this tale has its fair share of running away, and yes, a lost glass slipper, it also has some new plots twists and turns before its fairytale ending.
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The 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Cinderella, from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, is currently making its Washington-area debut at the National Theatre for a limited engagement.
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Of course you know this story of a woman transformed from housemaid to princess; the Cinderella on stage now is a fresh take on the tale.  This Cinderella (played by Kaitlyn Davidson) is more than a damsel in distress that enjoys her pumpkin carriage ride and royal ball before the Prince slips on that shoe.
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This Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale.  She has savvy and spirit and thrives on kindness.  And while she longs to meet her prince — and escape the cruelty of her home life —  she also wants to  work to make the world a better place.
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Through favorite songs including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “Ten MinutesAgo,” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” there’s a twist in the plot (and a lot more politics) in this version of the classic story, which runs only through November 29th.
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*Images credit Carol Rosegg

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