It’s Possible! – Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

*Disclosure–Avery and I received tickets to the show to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own, as always!*

 

#ItsPossible!! @cinderellabway #CinderellaTour @foxwoods #ad

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Phew! What a night! We’re exhausted, and could use a long nap, but we’re still smiling, and singing along with the songs stuck in our heads.

“It’s impossible. For a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage. Impossible. For a plain country bumpkin and a prince to join in marriage. And four white mice will never be four white horses – such fol-de-rol and fiddledy dee of course is, Impossible!”

Sorry, got a bit carried away!

In case you missed our last post (and all subsequent posts on facebook, twitter and instagram…) Avery and I attended opening night of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA at Foxwoods Resort Casino!  It was a VERY late night (for both of us!) but worth every minute of missed sleep!

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We arrived at Foxwoods a couple of hours before showtime. Avery chose California Pizza Kitchen for dinner and Cake By Fanck for dessert.

Pre-show pizza at @californiapizzakitchen @foxwoods!! #CinderellaTour #ad

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We love all the dining options at Foxwoods. There is something for everyone!

We grabbed our tickets and checked out the merch. Avery picked out an adorable t-shirt as a souvenir of our special night. (Get your own shirt HERE) An usher came over to let us know that we could peek through a window and watch a bit of rehearsal, as they hadn’t closed the doors! Avery got a kick out of watching the dancers–and wondered why Cinderella was wearing sneakers and workout clothes and not glass slippers and a fancy balllgown. She practiced some of her own dance moves for a bit, and then it was showtime!

Before I talk about the show let me tell you about the theater. I absolutely LOVE the Fox Theater.  It’s not too big and not too small. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of leg room. The acoustics are fantastic. And every seat is a good one! I love seeing shows there because we always feel so close to the stage, and have a great view no matter where we sit.

Now on to the show!

I knew that Avery would love this show and I knew I would enjoy it as well, but it was so much more than I expected!  The set pieces were stunning and even Avery was impressed with how they used the same pieces in different ways to create new scenes.  And the costumes! Oh my goodness THE COSTUMES!!! Absolutely gorgeous and you need to go see the show for yourself to witness the absolute MAGIC of Ella’s  fairy godmother transformation. I still don’t know how they did it! (Magic. Obviously,)

The role of Ella was played by the understudy, Kaitlyn Mayse, and she was phenomenal! Avery woke up on our drive home just long enough to whisper, “Mommy, Cinderella was so beautiful.” before falling back to sleep.  The rest of the cast was incredible as well.  Joanna Johnson (Charlotte) and Nicole Zelka (Gabrielle) are pure perfection as the step sisters! I could go on, listing everyone in the cast, and telling you how amazing they are but this post would be quite long and really, you should just go see the show for yourself. Trust me, it is perfectly cast from the fox and raccoon puppets to His Royal Highness Christopher Rupert Windemere Vladimir Karl Alexander François Reginald Lancelot Herman (Herman?) Gregory James!

Avery sat, mesmerized and unblinking, for the entire first act. At intermission she told me she was “so so so tired” but wanted to stay, and she powered through.  (Remember, the show started at 7:30pm, which is her normal bedtime) I was impressed, and she was proud, and we were both happy that she got to enjoy such a magical performance!

I’m going to close this out here, because I want to go watch YouTube videos of the show and sing along, but let me close with this: GO SEE THIS SHOW!!!  Do not miss it! Take your daughter, take your mom, take your friends, your family, your neighbor, your dog walker. Seriously grab everyone you know and GO SEE THIS SHOW!

For more information, and to purchase tickets click HERE

Show Dates:
May 9, 7:30PM
May 10, 2:00PM
May 11, 8:00PM
May 12, 2:00PM
May 12, 8:00PM
May 13, 1:00PM
May 13, 7:00PM

Ticket Prices:
$35 & $55

Location:
Fox Theater – Foxwoods Resort Casino

Go see this show!

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