Cinderella is back by popular demand this 2019-2020 season at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, and we saw it on opening weekend, which was November 3-5. It was our second time seeing Cinderella at Children’s Theatre Company, as we first saw it in 2016 when Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt played the stepsisters. That was the most hilarious show we had ever seen at Children’s Theatre Company, so we knew we had to see how they updated it for 2019!
This Cinderella isn’t what you may expect. It’s a wacky, humorous, and panto style musical that mixes together the well-known story of Cinderella, a Victorian Christmas party complete with holiday carols, and contemporary pop culture references, audience participation and unpredictable fun. Panto style means “it contains original music, traditional holiday carols, and current popular songs; jokes and references to pop culture; tons of audience interaction; and lots of slapstick comedy.”[Read more…]