Congrats on a Well-Deserved Award, Cinderella!

Did you catch the Tonys last night? To be honest, I know almost nothing about theater, but I was excited that Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella won Best Costume Design of a Musical. I was lucky enough to see the show a few weeks ago, and it was a wonderful experience. And it’s no surprise that the costume design was recognized—even the Broadway-obsessed friend I brought with me was impressed with Cinderella’s transformation from rags to beautiful ball gown right in front of the audience’s eyes. I’m still trying to figure out how those seemingly magical outfits worked, so I’m sure as a little girl, I would have been convinced that performer Laura Osnes was a real princess.

The story is a bit different from the classic Disney animated film that most of us are familiar with, but it’s a nice change of pace. And a cheeky sense of humor combined with the lively, gorgeous score keeps adults engaged throughout. The show is almost two and a half hours, so it may be a little long for very young kids (the official recommendation is 4 years and up). But otherwise, it is a fantastic family event. Find out more about the show here, and be sure to check out the original cast recording so you can relive the experience over again.

Photo by Carol Rosegg

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