Westfield to present ‘Cinderella’

April 16, 2014 

The Westfield School Upper School drama and music departments will present the classic tale “Cinderella” as its spring production.

According to Kathy Stubbs, Westfield’s drama director, the story is the same, but the music might not be what you expect.

“This is not the Disney version music,” Stubbs said. “This is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version in which Julie Andrews first played the role of Cinderella.”

Cinderella is being played by Cheyenne Kelley in her first major role on the Westfield stage. Other members of the lead cast include Ashley Greene as the Stepmother, Olivia Kinnebrew as Portia, Mallory Bowen as Joy, Jenna Kate Price as the Fairy Godmother, Blake Green as the King and Morgan James as the Queen. Sarah Fender is providing musical direction.

Other students involved in the production include Sam Way, Chance Newton, Mason Lee, Abbey Green, Laura Liz Bryan, Madelaine Kinnebrew, Ada Harrison, Sophie McEntee and students involved in both the chorus and drama programs.

Andrew Baker, who graduated from Westfield in 2012, is returning to perform as Prince Charming.

“We only have five guys in the chorus this year without a lot of stage experience,” Stubbs said. “So we asked Andrew to come back.”

The lack of boys in the chorus actually played into the decision to do “Cinderella.” Stubbs said she chose the show because of the large number of female roles.

The fact that the show is geared toward audiences of all ages also played into the decision to perform “Cinderella.”

“It is very kid friendly, and we wanted to choose something that all of our Westfield family would enjoy,” Stubbs said. “We wanted to do something that the lower school kids would want to come and see.”

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” will be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Performance time for each show is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for non-Westfield students.

Contact Alline Kent at 478-396-2467 or allinekent@cox.net.

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