Pictured: 2018 National Tour of CINDERELLA. Photo courtesy of Starlight Theatre.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE KING & I, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC, will play Starlight Theatre as part of the 2018 Broadway Series June 29–July 1. The production will feature Blue Springs native Tyler Eisenreich.
“Not only is Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA making a welcomed return to Kansas City, but we’re thrilled to have Blue Springs native Tyler Eisenreich home as well,” Starlight’s President and CEO Rich Baker said.“We’re really proud of Tyler’s accomplishments and can’t wait to see him perform on the Starlight stage.”
Eisenreich, a member of the ensemble, won the 2012 Blue Star Award for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role for his performance as Jimmy Smith in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Blue Springs High School.
From the press release: “CINDERELLA combines the story’s classic elements—glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball—along with some surprising new twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too.”
CINDERELLA runs June 29th – July 1st at Starlight Theatre. For more information visit kcstarlight.com.