Cinderella at Sydney’s State Theatre – In true pantomime tradition

July 1st, 2016

 

 

 

Cinderella and Prince Charming

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CINDERELLA is all sumptuous glittering sets, gorgeous fairy-tale costumes, contemporary songs, fabulous dance numbers, riotous comedy magic and bags of audience participation.

  • Friday 1 to Sunday 17 July 2016
  • Sydney’s State Theatre
  • MiSociety Review

Cinderella at Sydney’s State Theatre review – MiSociety
Kids young and old eagerly crammed the State Theatre Sydney for the opening night of Cinderella – and they weren’t disappointed.  In good ól ‘panto’ style the audience cheered, booed and ‘warned’ to this fast paced and rumbustious ‘new-age’ production by Bonnie Lythgoe with all the fun, fantasy and frivolity of the timeless classic.

Internationally acclaimed comedian, Kev Orkian as Buttons, kept the audience participation on the boil throughout as Jaime Hadwen as Cinderella dazzled in true fairy-tale costumes whilst charming Prince Charming (Tim Maddren). Loved Lara Mulcahy as the ‘tell it like it is’ Fairy Godmother with Craig Bennet and Josh Adamson portraying the Ugly Sisters in a riot of humour and colour. Gina Liano’s debut performance as the Wicked Stepmother was well cast against the kindly Baron Hardup played by TV host and media personality, Peter Everett.

Give yourselves (oh and the kids) a treat and enjoy a show that transports back to an enchanting world of escapism with not a nasty in sight.

Cinderella Stars
GINA LIANO as Wicked Stepmother
LARA MULCAHY as Fairy Godmother
JIMMY REES (AKA Jimmy Giggle) as Dandini
KEV ORKIAN as Buttons
PETER EVERETT as Baron Hardup
CRAIG BENNETT as Ugly Stepsister
JOSH ADAMSON as Ugly Stepsister
TIM MADDREN as Prince Charming
& introducing JAIME HADWEN as Cinderella
Producer and recent inmate on Channel 10’s ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’BONNIE LYTHGOE

‘The Real Housewives of Melbourne’ favourite GINA LIANO plays Wicked Stepmother, LARA MULCAHY is the Fairy Godmother (direct from starring as ‘Madame Thenardier’ in Les Miserables), JIMMY REES (aka Jimmy Giggle) is ‘Dandini’, KEV ORKIAN is ‘Buttons’, PETER EVERETT is ‘Baron Hardup’, CRAIG BENNETT & JOSH ADAMSON  play the ‘Ugly Stepsisters’.  ‘Prince Charming’ is played by Hi5 favourite TIM MADDREN and ‘Cinderella’ is played by JAIME HADWEN.

The magical rags to riches fairy-tale story of CINDERELLA features sumptuous glittering sets, gorgeous fairy-tale costumes, contemporary songs, fabulous dance numbers, riotous comedy magic and bags of audience participation.

CINDERELLA is the third panto produced by Bonnie Lythgoe after the success of Snow White Winter Family Musical in 2014 followed by Aladdin and His Wondrous Lamp last year.

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions is Australia’s biggest family musical pantomime producer.  CINDERELLA is the third panto produced by Bonnie Lythgoe after the success of Snow White Winter Family Musical in 2014 followed by Aladdin and His Wondrous Lamp last year.  Bonnie has been staging pantos in the USA for a number of years.  Well known for her creativity and involvement in global television hits “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance”, Bonnie is dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across Australia by presenting fun, musical theatre that the whole family from the age of 3 to 103 can enjoy.

www.ozpanto.com

Venue: State Theatre, 49 Market Street
Dates:  Friday 1 – Sunday 17 July 2016
OPENING NIGHT:   Friday 1 July 7.30pm
Show times:  Matinees:  11am & 3pm Thursday 7 & 14 July
Wednesday to Saturday 2pm; Sunday 2.30pm
Evenings:  Wed to Saturday 7pm (no show Wed 13 July)
Prices:  from $50.00 to $90.00 (transaction fees may apply)
Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au
Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 889 278 or
email  groups@ticketmaster.com.au

Cinderella - The Ugly Sisiters

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Cinderella - Dandini and Prince Charming

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