Camelot Theatre Conservatory will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical retelling of "Cinderella." Originally created as a Broadway-style production for television, Rodgers & Hammerstein's setting of the magical fairy tale aired on March 31, 1957.
A then-record 120 million homes saw the program as it was broadcast, live and in color, making it the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium.
Julie Andrews starred in the title role. At the time, the 21-year old performer also was starring on Broadway in "My Fair Lady." Other cast members included Kaye Ballard, Edie Adams, Dorothy Stickney, and Stickney's husband, writer Howard Lindsay.
The small-screen classic has been adapted for the stage with a cast of characters including a king, a queen, a prince, a godmother, a pumpkin, a slipper and those wicked stepsisters. The show includes such songs as "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible," "Ten Minutes Ago," and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"
The show will open at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, and run at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1; and at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Camelot Theatre.
The show will then move to the Crater Performing Arts Center for performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point.
The Camelot Theatre Conservatory production features 36 students ages 7-16. Rebecca K. Campbell is directing, choreography is by Susan Diviak, with musical direction by Joanna Lynden and acting coaching by Juliet Hicks and Amanda Andersen.
Camelot's "Cinderella" cast includes Shay Astor, Ryanl Blumberg, Zavier Bodager, Tristan Bucy, Kaia Bucy, Aubrey Campbell, Caitlin Campbell, Malia Charter, Jamie DeMaria, Megan DeMaria, Alexis DiFruscia, Emma DiFruscia, Kathleen Fawcett, Paris Fox, Lucas Gandy, Griffin Hadden, Ava Hearn, Lillian Hinman, Julia Holden Hunkins, Rose Kimball, Helena Loftus, Tiasie McKenzie, Ketzal McCready, Lilly Michaels, Katie Moeglein, Alexa Nienhaus, Kaya Owens, Chloe Peets, Grace Peets, McKinley Ropers, Reese Rush, Maya Ryall, Shoshanna Sharpe, Dylan Taylor, Kyah Webber and Lisa-Marie Werfel.
All technical aspects are provided by Camelot's resident designers: Brian O'Connor, sound; Don Zastopil, set and props; and Bart Grady, lighting. The costume designer is Amy Rodgers.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children 17 and younger. Reservations are recommended. Reserved tickets are an additional $2 for Camelot Theatre seating only.
Tickets are available at the Camelot Theatre box office, online at CamelotTheatre.org or by phone at 535-5250. Box office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances.