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Alison Fraser and More Join Mikaela Bennett in Cinderella

The creative team has also been announced for Marcia Milgrom Dodge’s new production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.

Mikaela Bennett will star in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Muny.
Mikaela Bennett will star in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Muny.
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The Muny has announced the full cast and crew of its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, running July 8-16.

Joining the previously announced Mikaela Bennett (Ella), Jason Gotay (Prince Topher), and Ashley Brown (Marie) are Alison Fraser (Madame), John Scherer (Sebastian), Stephanie Gibson (Gabrielle), Jen Cody (Charlotte), Chad Burris (Jean-Michel), and Victor Ryan Robertson (Lord Pinkleton).

The ensemble includes Akilah Ayanna, Jack Brewer, Jordan De Leon, Emma Gassett, Samantha Gershman, Jeff Gorti, Katie Griffith, Juan Guillen, Julie Hanson, Michael Hartung, Joshua K.A. Johnson, Kamal Lado, Amanda LaMotte, Commodore C. Primous III, Payton Evelyn Pritchett, Mikayla Renfrow, Cooper Stanton, and April Strelinger. The company will also be joined by the Muny Kid and Teen youth ensemble.

Josh Walden will choreograph, with music direction by Greg Anthony Rassen. The rest of the production team will include Paige Hathaway (scenic design), Robin L. McGee (costume design), Rob Denton (lighting design), John Shivers and David Patridge (sound design), Nathan W. Scheuer (video design), and Kaitlyn A. Adams (wig design).

Cinderella is described as follows: "A magical evening awaits, but we mustn't be late! This Rodgers and Hammerstein treasure began as one of the most watched television programs in history and was finally produced on Broadway in 2013, receiving nine Tony Award nominations. With winsome charm and irresistible fantasy, the score features shoo-in favorites, including 'In My Own Little Corner,' 'The Prince is Giving a Ball,' and 'Ten Minutes Ago.' 'It's Possible' this timeless tale will have your heart soaring and prove, once and for all, dreams really can come true."