Cinderella Cast Prepares for Broken Legs

Posted on February 7, 2011 by

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This year, the FAHS Theatrical Society has decided to perform “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” In case you were wondering, it is not even close to the Disney adaptation!

The performance will be held on the following days and at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium: March 17th (Senior Citizens Night), March 18th, and March 19th.

The cast this year is an exceedingly talented bunch.  Playing the prince is senior Jordan Shomper; the fairy god-mother, Demi Rissmiller; the step-mother, Marissa Bubbenmoyer; the step-sisters, Elyse Eliker and Sarah Kilgore; the king, Issac Moore; the queen, Alyson Burt; Lionel, Zach Mourar; and Cinderella, sophomore Carly Hawkins.

Director Matthew Biniek explained his selection of the show: “I had fifteen girls who wanted a show, and no guys wanted to do a musical.  Cinderella was the best pick.”

Continued Biniek, “At this point, no—I’m not ready for the show!  Ask me again next month!”

Marissa Bubbenmoyer said, “Generally, I’m not a mad person, so I’m not like the character.  When I’m on stage, I’m not myself, but I am happiest there.”

Sarah Kilgore wanted to clarify some key elements of her characterization: “Since I’m the awkward step-sister, I think it fits me well because I’m loud and crazy and awkward. The only difference is I’m not a snob.”

Actor Kalyn Hess commented, “I’ve done musicals, but I’m not used to the hours I needed to put into this one.  But it’s rewarding, and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

The show has already been a lot of fun, and spectators will find it more than worth the while.  Many people are putting countless hours of work and passion into the show, and they would love to share the end result with the district and community.

If you are interested in helping out, see Mr. Biniek or production designer Elaine Hilbert. Just because you aren’t on the stage doesn’t mean you can’t have a role!

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