All-Male “Cinderella” to Celebrate Pride 2015

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Santa Monica Playhouse - The Other Space
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Santa Monica, California CA
All-Male “Cinderella” to Celebrate Pride 2015

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Hailed as “Pick of the Month!” (Show Time Magazine), “Truly witty and hip!” (Anchorage Daily News), “Wonderful! A fabulous Gilbert and Sullivan parody!” (Abiko City News, Japan), it’s the internationally acclaimed Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy, and it’s getting a make-over as Actors’ Repertory Theatre presents the all-male version in honor of Pride 2015. A gentle prod at stereotypical gender roles, this light-hearted send-up is a hilarious twist on the classic tale, celebrating CINDERELLA’S 31st anniversary with a brand new late-night production. Seen by more than a quarter of a million audience members on three continents, this CINDERELLA is no frilly Miss. “Enchanting! She neither pines nor whines and she’s no slouch with a slightly risqué put-down either, particularly within the context of Rudie and DeCarlo’s trademark Gilbert & Sullivan-style comic lyrics.” (LA TIMES) Proud of who she is, she’ll wait forever if need be to find the one person who will love her for who she is. Ditto Prince Asgood, who would give anything to be loved for himself, not the icon society claims he must be.
After a sell-out engagement in 2015, CINDERELLA is back for one month only, featuring featuring Actors’ Repertory Theatre members and Cinderella company alumni Nima Ghassemian (last year’s Prince Asgood) as step-sister Prunella, Joseph Perez (2014’s King) as step-sister Grisella, J.D. Driskill reprising the dual role of Kerwin/Prince Asgood, Aaron Burns (the first male Playhouse Grisella) as the King, Graham Silbert, (who has assayed every role but Cinderella) reprising his dual role as Stepmother/ Fairy Godmother, joined by Patrick Censoplano as the company’s first male Cinderella. Added delights are the outrageously playful period costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, the singing and dancing woodland creatures crafted by The Attic Room and the heart-warming relationship that blooms with the assistance of a glass slipper, a feather duster and a truly magical wand. CINDERELLA comes with a glass of champagne or sparkling apple juice to toast finding your true love just by being who you are.
Rated PG-15: Parental guidance suggested for under 15s. Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm.

All-Male “Cinderella” to Celebrate Pride 2015