Cinderella: A Dream Come True

Play #: 8309
Pages: 49 pgs
Cast: Flexible cast from 25 - 50

Here is the classic re-telling of the rags-to-riches fairytale of a young girl forced to live with her cruel stepmother and her equally cruel daughters. Cinderella's kind and gentle nature, despite her surroundings, makes her a favorite with the three feisty mice who have also taken up residence in the house. Their motto? "Get `em and bite `em and beat `em up!" Meanwhile, in another part of the kingdom, a somewhat childlike King and his Queen are zealous in their pursuit of grandchildren. A ball, a ball is the thing wherein they'll capture a daughter-in-law and make a grandfather of the King. Rest assured, they will get no help from their son, who is more interested in traveling than finding a wife, but there's nothing to fear with Jacques on their side. Jacques, a "master storyteller, juggler and jester extraordinaire," narrates the tale from the very beginning, all the while confounding the King's right-hand man and beleaguered servant, Bernard. Throw in a forgetful Fairy Godmother, a tired dog, and the audience's participation, and higglety-pigglety-hobblety-hoy, it is an evening of classic fairytale fun!

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Productions

JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MONTGOMERY, AL 12/17/2019
LAKEVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOLOLS 3 Performance(s)
OTISVILLE, MI 5/10/2019
STAR DRAMATIC COMPANY 6 Performance(s)
WILLOW SPRINGS, MO 4/18/2019
THE PHIPPS CENTER FOR THE ARTS 4 Performance(s)
HUDSON, WI 8/9/2018
MIDDLETOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FRANKLIN, OH 11/17/2017
HILTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
HILTON, NY 4/7/2017
CARTERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CARTERVILLE, IL 11/18/2016
AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
AVON LAKE, OH 10/15/2016
CENTRAL SCHOOL- LINCOLN JR 2 Performance(s)
LINCOLN, IL 4/29/2016
DEERLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
TALLAHASSEE, FL 3/29/2016
HANKS HIGH SCHOOL 8 Performance(s)
EL PASO, TX 3/15/2016
BALD EAGLE AREA DRAMA CLUB 3 Performance(s)
WINGATE, PA 11/20/2015
PLAINFIELD CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
PLAINFIELD , IL 11/6/2015
CHILDRENS THEATRE WORKSHOP 2 Performance(s)
BALLWIN, MO 6/26/2015
WMS DRAMA CLUB 2 Performance(s)
ST. LOUIS, MO 4/9/2015
PRIEST RIVER LAMANNA HS 3 Performance(s)
PRIEST RIVER, ID 5/2/2014
LONG BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LONG BEACH, MS 3/28/2014
PERRY HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA 4 Performance(s)
PERRY, IA 3/15/2014
CRESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ASHLAND, OH 2/22/2014
NAVASOTA THEATRE ALLIANCE 4 Performance(s)
NAVASOTA, TX 8/2/2013
SJ DELTA COLLEGE-KIDS COLLEGE 1 Performance(s)
STOCKTON, CA 7/20/2013
PARDEEVILLE AREA SCHOOL DIST. 1 Performance(s)
PARDEEVILLE, WI 4/15/2013
BRYAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
ELMHURST, IL 4/7/2013
PARDEEVILLE AREA SCHOOL DIST. 4 Performance(s)
PARDEEVILLE, WI 4/5/2013
HERMISTON PARKS AND RECREATION 2 Performance(s)
HERMISTON, OR 4/4/2013
JANE LONG MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BRYAN, TX 1/19/2013
GLADWIN AREA FRIENDS OF THE TH 3 Performance(s)
GLADWIN, MI 11/16/2012
SPRINGHOUSE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BLANDON, PA 10/23/2012
LEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
SANFORD, NC 5/10/2012
FAMILY YOUTH COMMUNITY CONNECT 1 Performance(s)
SAINT MICHAEL , MN 4/5/2012
BYRON CENTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BYRON CENTER, MI 3/24/2012
SOUTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WABASH, IN 3/21/2012
ABBOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
WAUKEGAN, IL 11/17/2011
ALDER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MILWAUKIE, OR 6/1/2011
GILMANTON SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GILMANTON IW, NH 4/15/2011
GALETON SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
GALETON, PA 3/18/2011
SOMERSET MIDDLE SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
SOMERSET, WI 3/4/2011
KINDLEBERGER FESTIVAL 5 Performance(s)
SHELBYVILLE, MI 7/7/2010
TRI-VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
DOWNS, IL 2/11/2010
PORTERVILLE UNIFIED SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
PORTERVILLE, CA 11/15/2009
THUNDER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
AURORA, CO 10/16/2009
CANYON THEATRE GUILD 10 Performance(s)
NEWHALL, CA 8/1/2009
CHILDRENS THEATRE WORKSHOP 1 Performance(s)
BALLWIN, MO 7/17/2009
MOGADORE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
MOGADORE, OH 4/24/2009
ORLAND JR HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
ORLAND PARK, IL 4/24/2009
SOL CHILDREN THEATRE TROUPE 12 Performance(s)
BOCA RATON, FL 3/13/2009
ANTIC, INC 6 Performance(s)
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH 3/6/2009
FAIR GROVE SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
FAIR GROVE, MO 2/27/2009
MANGUM HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MANGUM, OK 11/17/2008
MANGUM HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
MANGUM, OK 11/15/2008
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BROKEN ARROW , OK 11/15/2008
COMMUNITY THEATRE 3 Performance(s)
GREENFIELD, IN 8/15/2008
DEER LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TALLAHASSEE, FL 4/29/2008
BROOMFIELD SUMMER YOUTH PLAYER 3 Performance(s)
BROOMFIELD, CO 8/3/2007
FAYETTEVILLE INTERMEDIATE 2 Performance(s)
FAYETTEVILLE, TN 5/15/2007
HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN MS 2 Performance(s)
HUDSONVILLE, MI 5/10/2007
HUDSONVILLE CHRISTIAN MS 1 Performance(s)
HUDSONVILLE, MI 5/10/2007
FAYETTEVILLE INTERMEDIATE 1 Performance(s)
FAYETTEVILLE, TN 5/9/2007
WEST MONROE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WEST MONROE, LA 4/27/2007
MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE 8 Performance(s)
NEW ULM, MN 4/19/2007
MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE 9 Performance(s)
NEW ULM, MN 4/19/2007
PUEBLO SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 Performance(s)
PUEBLO, CO 1/15/2007
PHILLIPSBURG HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
PHILLIPSBURG, KS 12/11/2006
BARREN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
GLASGOW, KY 12/8/2006
LICKING HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
LICKING, MO 11/17/2006
NEW HOLSTEIN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
NEW HOLSTEIN, WI 11/10/2006
NEW HOLSTEIN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEW HOLSTEIN, WI 11/10/2006
MAGICAL STARLIGHT THEATRE 7 Performance(s)
NAPERVILLE, IL 9/15/2006
ST JAMES HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
SAINT JAMES, MN 5/15/2006
KEARNEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
KEARNEY, NE 4/28/2006
TUSCARAWAS ELEMENTARY 1 Performance(s)
TUSCARAWAS, OH 4/15/2006

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT KRISTI CUNNINGHAM

TALKS ABOUT "CINDERELLA: A DREAM COME TRUE"

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: Necessity. My co-directors and I conducted an exhaustive search for a full-length, classic re-telling of the fairytale and came up empty-handed. One version was close to what we wanted, but we felt that it was slightly beyond our abilities. So, I sat down and wrote.

 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: Wow, that's a hard one. I think, rather than one certain part or line, I would have to say that Jacques' character and manner of speech are my favorite. I grew up with a healthy respect for Dr. Seuss and I love word play, so writing his lines were the most fun. I love the fact that everything he says is a riddle and he does it in rhyme.

 

Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?

A: This being a well known fairytale, most of the characters came from the story; however, there are those whose personalities developed out of conversation with my co-directors. We talked about what we wanted to see and as we talked, the ideas started rolling. I knew that I wanted someone to narrate the story and at first, we thought it would be the Fairy Godmother. But I loved the idea of having a jester, and the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of him telling the story. His character is a constant throughout, the thread that ties it all together.

 

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: To be honest, I just wanted to write something that would tell "our" story of Cinderella and provide room for a large cast at the same time. We have a huge interest in theatre among the 10 to 18-year-olds and we strive to give everyone an opportunity to be on the stage. At the same time, we wanted to re-create the magical fantasy that lives in everyone's mind while making effective use of the theatre and audience. I love when audiences can get involved in the production, so the search and wedding scenes were especially fun.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?

A: Just that it is an honor to be included in the Eldridge catalog, and I hope that everyone who reads the script will enjoy it with the same spirit of fun in which it was written.