The start of the holiday season seems like a perfect time to see a classic fairy tale on stage.
Thanks to the performances of the Kimmel Center-affiliated Broadway Philadelphia series, which hosts the national tours of straight-from-Broadway shows, Philadelphia audiences have the chance to see the 2013 Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, November 25-30.
Originally written for television, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella debuted on the small screen in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. Just last year, the show made its Broadway debut to raves.
Now, the show has launched its first national tour, with much of the talented Broadway cast along for the ride.
In Philadelphia, audiences can catch Cinderella at the Academy of Music Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.; and matinees Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. Note that there are no performances on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27.
With a live-action Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh coming to the big screen in 2015, this touring production makes for a perfect primer on the classic fairy tale.
Tickets for Broadway Philadelphia shows range from $20 to $115 and are available online.
Following Cinderella, a host of more than half a dozen additional Broadway shows will make stops at Philadelphia theaters this season. Look out for Stomp (December 26-30), Motown the Musical (January 6-18, 2015), The Illusionists (February 24-March 1, 2015) and many more.
And remember, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts offers a limited number of discounted community rush tickets to select performances at the Kimmel Center, Merriam Theater, and Academy of Music — sometimes for as little as $10. Check right here for an updated weekly listing of available shows.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
When: November 25-30
Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org