Barton Cinderella cast announced; costume help needed

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January 7, 2020
Story by Joe Vinduska

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department has announced the cast for the 2020 Spring Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The show will be presented on March 6-8.

Barton Theatre Director Miller James said everyone is hard at work on the show and they welcome volunteers who are handy with a sewing machine, or needle and thread.

“Nearly 50 performers came out to audition,” he said. “We’ve got a cast of 33 and a crew of dozens with ages ranging from 6-70 ready to present this magical story. We are building many of the costumes from scratch, and we are looking for community volunteers to take a pattern, image and measurements home and do some sewing for us. Those in the community who are skilled could really have some fun with this, and we would love and appreciate the help.”

The cast list is as follows:

Cinderella -Tessa Miller
Charlotte – McKayla Williams
Dance Captain Ensemble- Kaitlyn Pohlman
Duchess /Ensemble – Karen Gore
Gabrielle – Jessica Pfortmiller
Jean-Michel – James Mayes
Lord Pinkleton, Anderson Luttrell
Madame – Diane McReynolds
Marie Fairy Godmother – Shelly Duvall
Prince Topher – Robert Brining
Stage Manager – Madison Jones
Sebastian – Joseph Doze
Ensemble – Carol Beck, Karissa Benavidez, Tandy Boese, Kasey Boese, David Burdett, Delaney DeSpain, Ashley Durland, Katt Evers, Samantha Haney, Marley Harris, Hayden Honomichl, Carmen Jimenez, Kiera Jones, Paige A. Knowles, Scott Alan Marshall, Sierra Leigh Marshall, Libby Mong, Carlos Orozco, Taryn Robl, Caden Rowan, Jadynce Schroeder, Emery Meza Ullerick, Aprille Ullerick, Rose Wendling, Natalie Williams.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane as well as some new characters, and surprising twists.

Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's “Cinderella” was twice re-made, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and then again in 1997 featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The original Broadway production opened in 2013 and starred Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark and Harriet Harris.

For more information, please contact Theatre Director Miller James at millerj@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9205.

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