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Proving dreams do come true
This April, Northern Light Theatre Company is bringing the classic tale of magic, princes and lost slippers to the stage. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella captures all of the charm of the original with a beautiful score and wonderful characters.
The story of Cinderella itself follows an ill-treated heroine who proves dreams come true. Complete with Ugly step-sisters, a handsome Prince and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, the splendour of the Ball and the ensuing hunt for the glass slipper's owner, Cinderella dances along a journey toward a glorious, happy ending in a show that the whole family will enjoy.
Kate and Dominic Hodges and Cinderella and Prince Charming - Mason Digital Photography
The show is headed by a young and knowledgeable production team including Lauren Scarfe as director, Helen Loveday as musical director and Thomas Phillips as choreographer. Together these three have a wealth of theatre experience both on and off the stage with many of Adelaide's theatre companies. Their new and vibrant ideas are sure to create a production of Cinderella unlike one seen in Adelaide before.
The award-winning Kate Hodges, fresh from her role as Susan in Nothern Light's last production of Big, graces the stage as Cinderella. Ready to fall in love all over again is her real life husband, Dominic Hodges, as Prince Christopher. Berny Abberdan brutally rules over Cinderella as the Stepmother, accompanied by her two daughters Grace and Joy – played by Jessica Beattie and Laura Langman. Tom Drenthen, who appeared alongside Kate in last year's Big, will feature as the Prince's right-hand-man, Lionel. The ever-magical Fairy Godmother will be portrayed by Stephanie Foy and Sandy Wandel and Graham Loveday will appear as Queen Constantine and King Maximillian respectively.
Cinderella and Prince Charming - Mason Digital Photography
Formed in April 1966, Cinderella is the first show of Northern Light Theatre Company's (NLTC) 50th year. Established as a way to present entertainment in the form of musical comedy and light opera to the people of the Northern districts, NLTC's first production was Quaker Girl. NLTC has consistently brought several shows annually and significantly expanded its dedicated following, presenting over 100 shows in the years since.