Feel-Good Fun for Adults
I am a huge musical theater fan and do not have kids. If I did and took them to see Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, I think they would be confused or disappointed. Happily I took my inner kid and had a blast. The show's not perfect but the performances are outstanding! Laura Osnes and Victoria Clark are shoe-in's for Tony nominations. The costumes are to die for. I loved the costume change tricks. The choreography was done well. Cinderellas's coach gave me goose-bumps. I only wish Douglas Carter Beane could have written this as an "adults" only Cinderella. This would have let the wonderful supporting players including Harriet Harris, Peter Bartlett, Ann Harada and Marla Mindelle really go to town. They are under-utilized. I missed Bonnie and Clyde and only saw Laura in a supporting role in Anything Goes. I am very pleased to have seen her in a starring role. I am now a devotee. Her voice is heavenly. I have been an avid admirer of Victoria Clark since Light on the Piazza and was so excited to see her in this true diva role. Another voice from the gods who gets to fly around in heaven more than once before the night is over. What a fun night!
Cinderella on Wednesday, Mar 6th, 2013