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Prescott play a 'mid-summer night's dream' for family, he says


Re: "Cinderella" musical in Prescott...

Bravo -- for last week's coverage of the Great River Road Theatre's musical production of "Cinderella."

This smash-hit for young and old runs again this week in Prescott's Public Square Park at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with final performance Sunday at 1 p.m.

Not quite a "cast of thousands" -- but upwards of 20 adults and 24 "little mice" children act in this Broadway-like play. They're backed by a dozen-member orchestra playing memorable songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, like "Ten Minutes Ago I Met You," "I Love You Because," "Impossible" and "Sister's Lament."

Youngsters will be enthralled with this fairy tale about a how a maid's wish to a fairy godmother transforms her into "Cinderella."

En-route, a pumpkin is turned into a carriage, the maid becomes glamorous, meets a Prince and marries him. And remember the glass slipper she loses? It must be found my midnight or she'll become a maid again...

Parking is across from the middle school at Elm and Orange streets.

Advance tickets ($8 for adults and $3 for children) are sold at Ptacek's IGA, First National Bank or Chamber of Commerce in Prescott. Add a dollar each for tickets purchased at the play ... Inexpensive snacks also are available.

Cinderella is played by a remarkable young talent, Terese Fasbender. She's backed by Prince Josh Reis and a host of seasoned actors with dozens of local performances under Director Judy Johnson's keen eyes.

Promised is a mid-summer night's dream play for the entire family.

Paul Montgomery