Boys & Girls Club puts modern twist on classic tale

If you’re looking to escape to a far away land, look no further than the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Theatre Program, which will be holding auditions this month for a spring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

The enchantment of the classic fairytale was reborn in this legendary musical with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. It was originally presented on TV in 1957 starring Julie Andrews and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of television at that time. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was just as successful in transporting a new generation to the kingdom of dreams-come-true, as was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her fairy godmother.

Adapted for the stage with plenty of humor, children and adults alike will enjoy this timeless musical. In this specially created G2K version, all the beloved songs and familiar characters are accounted for. However, the script has been condensed to better suit young performers, and the plot has been altered so as to highlight some important lessons that exist in this classic tale.

Rocco Natale will direct the musical with Christina Kompar as music director and Jennifer Ambrogio as choreographer.

Auditions will be held on Dec. 13 and 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, 4 Horseneck Lane. Performances will occur May 3 and 4, 2013. Young people ages six to 18 are encouraged to audition. Auditioners should prepare an a cappella song and be prepared to sing as well as read from a script.

For more information, call Don Palmer at 203-869-3224.

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