Pennfield Theatre to present “Cinderella”

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Connor Niszczak

Jamie King and Caroline Pekala, playing the Prince and Cinderella, rehearse "Ten Minutes Ago."

Who: Pennfield Middle School Theatre

What: 2020 Spring musical production of “Cinderella”

Where: Pennfield Middle School (726 Forty Foot Road)

When: March 5th and 6th at 7pm, March 7th at 2 & 7 pm-Purchase tickets here.

 

Roughly 100 Pennfield students in the cast, crew, and pit orchestra have been working hard since late 2019 on their 2020 production of “Cinderella.”

“I think that people should come see ‘Cinderella’ because it’s a really cool story, and since it’s the 70th anniversary of the original show, it was a perfect time to come back and learn the original story. You’ll get to see some really amazing talent and dancing and singing, and just overall have a really great time,” said 9th grader Jamie King, who plays the Prince.

The cast, the crew, the pit, everybody has worked so hard on this show. It really is magical! A lot of dreams come true in this show!””

— Caroline Pekala (Cinderella)

“You should come see Cinderella because it was an incredible experience to put it together; it’s just been awesome! The cast, the crew, the pit, everybody has worked so hard on this show. It really is magical! A lot of dreams come true in this show,” added Caroline Pekala, who plays Cinderella.

The musical’s directors gave the cast extreme amounts of credit for all of the talent and dedication that they have each brought to the show this year.

“We have a very talented cast of kids that work really hard. It’s such a fun show; it’s every girl’s dream when they’re young to fall in love and have a royal life,” said Vocal Director Gloria Riley.

“We have a talented cast, the artwork and the staging, we have a wonderful choreographer; all of it coming together is magical. If you want to see a little magic you should come see our show,” remarked Director Mia Woods.

“We have a very talented cast of kids that work really hard. It’s such a fun show; it’s every girl’s dream when they’re young to fall in love and have a royal life!””

— Gloria Riley, Pennfield Theater Vocal Director

“Cinderella” is Woods’ first musical at Pennfield, and she attributed much of the show’s success to the support she received coming into the school’s theater program.

“I’ve had a really great support system. All the directors here have been wonderful resources, especially Mrs. Riley. It was daunting at first, but working with this great group of children is magical to me. We started from learning some lines and learning music and now putting it all together is like a dream come true. For this being my first Pennfield show, I am over the moon,” Woods added.

Woods concluded with her favorite quote that truly captures the spirit of the show.

“Be kind, have courage, and always believe in a little magic.”

Be sure to come out and see Pennfield Middle School’s production of “Cinderella” from March 5-7!

Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother rehearse “Impossible.”

Connor Niszczak
The “Cinderella” ensemble rehearses a large ballroom dance scene.