This November, get ready to relive the magic and fantasy of “Cinderella,” as Severna Park Stage Company performs Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Enchanted Edition, a mix of the Disney classic and the 1997 movie starring Whitney Houston.
“Most people would think of the animated one, so I think it will be an interesting twist to see the other story,” said sophomore Ryan Koutras.
When asked about what will make this show memorable, Koutras emphasized the layered ideas added by director Atticus Boidy. Whether it be the professionally made puppets or the coordinated color scheme, the show will be “filled with little moments of magic,” said senior Sarah Kalafos.
Rehearsing every day for almost two months, the student leaders - juniors Lucy Feldmann, Kaitlyn Mummert and Sydney Astle, and senior Kiley Clements - have all been working hard to put on this magical production. As student music director, Mummert is proud of how each aspect “works like clockwork, as everything different that everybody’s doing has all come together to make this show as amazing as it is.”
As for the audience, this year’s production features opportunities to be involved. Freshman Alex Hilbert said she is most excited for the audience to notice and realize the little details, such as nods to Disney and physical elements of the set that tie into the plot, that are embedded within the show. Student director Lucy Feldmann and sophomore Leslie Robinson have been setting up tea parties with the cast before matinees and contests for elementary school kids to win free tickets and even be cast as young Cinderella.
Make sure to see the whimsicality of these students’ talent and ambition in this classic fairytale.
The show is set to run November 15-23. More information on competitions, tea parties, and tickets can be found at www.sphsdrama.com. In the words of senior Jared Smith, “this show’s one for the books!”