Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present 16 live performances of the classic fairy tale musical, “Cinderella,” by Broadway legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. KCT will be presenting the special G2K version of the musical; “G2K” stands for “Getting To Know,” and features an adaptation especially geared for young performers and audiences.
The live stage play will be performed February 23 through March 11:
Fri., Feb. 23 at 7 PM, Sat., Feb. 24 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., Feb. 25 at 3 PM
Thurs., Mar. 1 at 7 PM, Fri., Mar. 2 at 7 PM, Sat., Mar. 3 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., Mar. 4 at 3 & 7 PM,
Thurs., Mar. 8 at 7 PM, Fri., Mar. 9 at 7 PM, Sat., Mar. 10 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., Mar. 11 at 3 & 7 PM.
When Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” premiered on TV years ago, it was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Since then, the stage version has enchanted children and adults all around the world. In this specially created G2K version, all the beloved songs and familiar characters have been adapted for young performers and audience members with warmth and comedy. And hearts will soar when the slipper fits!
The play is performed by 20 talented young actors, from ages 10 to 18. The title role will be performed by Laura Snyder, a junior at Oak Ridge High. Olivia Wilson, a senior at Central High, will play the Fairy Godmother, and Wyatt Edwards, a senior at Grace Christian Academy, will perform as The Prince.
Four actors are making their KCT debuts: Meredith Bishop, Wyatt Edwards, Madison Foshie, and Hannah Liske.
The rest of the cast includes Ben Barber, Caleb DeLong, Dale Gross, Miley Jenkins, Bethany Moon, Isabella Murrell, Bella Patterson, Tori Randall, Brycen Ritchie, Boone Sommers, Keegan Spurr, Keegan Stump, Konnor Stump, and Madelyn White.
KCT Student Director Wheeler Moon, a senior at West High, directs the production. Central High sophomore Jacob Sousley is the stage manager. KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.