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Magic and Enchantment Await at Whidbey Playhouse's Cinderella

Prepare to be swept away into a world of whimsy and wonder as Whidbey Playhouse brings the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella to its stage this summer. Under the visionary direction of Allenda Jenkins and assistant director Sarah Russell, with musical direction by the talented duo Darren and Heather McCoy, this beloved fairy tale promises to enchant audiences of all ages from June 7th through the 30th.



Produced by Janinne Brunyee, this magical production boasts a remarkable cast and crew pouring their hearts into bringing the timeless story of Cinderella to vivid life. The enchanting melodies, heartwarming romance, and transformative message at the core of this treasured tale will undoubtedly cast a spell over Whidbey Playhouse.


At the heart of Cinderella lies a powerful reminder that inner beauty, kindness, and perseverance can overcome even the greatest odds. The musical follows the inspirational journey of its kind-hearted heroine as she navigates a journey of self-discovery, holding fast to her dreams despite the cruelties inflicted upon her. With the aid of her whimsical Fairy Godmother and enduring spirit, Cinderella blossoms into a confident young woman who captivates the heart of a prince.


Bringing this uplifting story to the stage is a remarkably talented trio of leads. Gabrielle Eaton stars as the empathetic and unflappable Cinderella, imbuing the role with an authentic warmth that will move audiences. Jordan Kingma takes on the role of the noble Prince Christopher, offering a dynamic portrayal of a young man learning to follow his heart.


And in a turn sure to delight audiences, Karina Andrew dons the wings of the mystical Fairy Godmother, sprinkling her effervescent magic across the production.



Of course, no Cinderella would be complete without her hilariously wicked stepsisters and the iconic pumpkin carriage. This production pulls out all the stops to capture the whimsy and spectacle that has enchanted generations. Audiences will be dazzled by the unmistakable musical brilliance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's transcendent score.


At its core, Cinderella is a beautiful reminder that no dream is too big when we lead with courage, compassion, and an open heart. The production's timeless tale reminds us that kindness can conquer even the darkest of circumstances, while faith in oneself is a potent form of magic. With its humor, romance, and life-affirming message, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is certain to leave audiences spellbound.



"You simply must attend this production of Cinderella," insists director Allenda Jenkins. "It is a universal story about the transformative power of believing in yourself and pursuing your dreams despite the obstacles. Brought to life by our immensely talented cast and crew, it is an uplifting experience that the entire family will cherish."


Don't let this enchanting opportunity pass you by. Secure your tickets now to experience the magic when Whidbey Playhouse's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic Cinderella takes the stage this June. Let your heart be light and remember, a dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep...and this is a dream that will keep the entire community wide awake with wonder.



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