Rodgers & Hammerstein Masterpiece Cinderella Coming to Sydney
On Sale April 30, Waitlist Now Open
AUDITIONS NOW OPEN
The producers have announced that audition applications for the production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella are now open. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AGENT to submit for these opportunities. Auditions are taking place in Melbourne (May 5-11) and Sydney (May 12-18) only and they are looking for performers who are available from October 2021 and through 2022.
Auditions will be strictly by invitation only. Please read the audition information closely and ONLY put forward performers that meet the casting requirements and have suitable professional and/or training experience. Submissions Close Tuesday 13 April at 11:59pm. Download the Audition Brief here >> Cinderella Audition Brief
One of the most loved fairytale musicals of all time, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, will have its Australian premiere in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in November.
Continuing their wildly successful collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless musicals, most recently The King and I, Opera Australia and The Gordon Frost Organisation are uniting again to produce the Tony Award-winning Broadway production for the first time in Australia, with support from the NSW Government.
With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story’s classic elements – the glass slippers, pumpkin, a beautiful masked ball and more – along with some surprising 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 making 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 realise his dreams too.
“Rodgers & Hammerstein have written some of the most beautiful scores in musical theatre including The Sound of Music, Carousel and Oklahoma, and we’re thrilled to continue our association with this lush and romantic new production,” said producers John Frost and Lyndon Terracini. “Featuring incredible orchestrations, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love from the classic story, you’ll be transported back to your childhood and also be delighted by the contemporary twists. Auditions are coming up, and we can’t wait to find our Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming, Stepmother and all the other characters for this hilarious and romantic tale.”
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most popular titles, Cinderella was written for television, debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance. More than 100 million viewers saw the broadcast, more people than any other program in the history of television at the time. Cinderella was re-made for television in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren in the title role, Ginger Rogers and Walter Pidgeon as the King and Queen, and Celeste Holm as the Fairy Godmother. A further television remake followed in 1997 with Brandy as Cinderella, Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother, Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother, Whoopi Goldberg as the Queen and Jason Alexander as Lionel.
The stage version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella made its long-awaited Broadway debut in January 2013, featuring a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and direction by Mark Brokaw, and it ran for two years. Mr Beane’s book blends masterfully with the musical’s cherished score, with songs including In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It’s Possible, Ten Minutes Ago and Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a romantic and exciting experience for anyone who’s ever had a dream.