written by Brooke Wright and Carnell Stewart
On Friday March 7, the theatre department performed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in the newly constructed Fine Arts Building in front of a nearly sold-out audience of PRP community members, students and staff. This was the first public performance on the stage of the new building.
Senior Alexis Vines played the role of Cinderella, and Junior Brandt Rosenberger played Prince Charming. Throughout the performance, Vines and Rosenberger did a good job of portraying the love between Cinderella and the Prince as they danced and showed their adoration for each other.
Senior Connor Toles got quite a few giggles out of the audience for his role as the king by pretending to buckle his pants as he rushed on stage and making sarcastic remarks to the queen throughout the play. The queen, who was played by Lily Wilkins, also stood out from the rest with her beautiful singing voice, which left the audience in awe.
The cast sang and danced flawlessly during the musical numbers. The pit orchestra, directed by Mrs. Green, did an amazing job of setting the mood throughout the play.
The majority of the costumes were made by Senior De’Sean Isom, who used curtains for the fabric. The stage crew worked quickly behind the scenes to switch the stage props with no hiccups.
The play was directed by Mr. Braun, Ms. Keighley, Mr. Gilbert, and Mr. Jennings. Mr. Gilbert was also in charge of the production design. The musical was choreographed by Jamie Lynn Sutton Gilliam.
The play was undeniably great, and the group gave their all for a wonderful performance.
Additional performances will take place on March 14 and 15 at 7:30p.m. The cost of admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and children. Front row seats are an additional $2. To purchase tickets online, visit http://prpfinearts.weebly.com/.