Matthew Bourne’s WWII ‘Cinderella’ Magical Reimagining

Matthew Bourne’s WWII ‘Cinderella’ Magical Reimagining

Versions of the fairy tale, Cinderella, exist in most cultures around the world. In the U.S., there have been cartoons, musicals, ballets and films. Yet, Matthew Bourne’s magical reimagining of “Cinderella” as a tale set in Blitz-era London, which opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this week, plumbs new depths in its entertaining […]

Musical ‘Cinderella’ Enchanting in L.A.

Musical ‘Cinderella’ Enchanting in L.A.

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the classical enchanting story paired with well-known songs, were paired with at-times visually stunning staging when the musical opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The winning performances of Paige Faure (Ella, who is nicknamed Cinderella by her stepmother), Andy Huntington Jones (Prince Topher, as he is […]

Old-School Cinderella Features Modern Sensibilities

Old-School Cinderella Features Modern Sensibilities

For those who feared Cinderella is just another Disney princess movie (albeit a live one) and weak girlie-girl story, it thankfully is not. The classic fairy tale has some old-fashioned Disney and new-fashioned CGI magic, but director Kenneth Branagh and writer Chris Weitz have managed to craft an old-school Cinderella story that features modern sensibilities […]

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