The Prince is Giving a Ball

February 19, 2015

Broadway CinderellaDSC01358DSC01359 Full Disclosure – I received two free tickets for this event as a media guest, but was not required to write about the show.  All opinions are my own. Tuesday was opening night for Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella here in Portland at the Keller Auditorium.  I’m kind of a fan that I’m married to a guy who enjoys going to musicals with me.  We’ve had the opportunity to see Wicked in Portland and Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Avenue Q in New York.  You better believe that we were excited to go see Cinderella and add it to the list of shows we’ve seen together.  We went to see Cinderella as our Valentine’s Day date for the year.  This date was the first night Nate and I were away from Caleb for the evening and, although it was kind of heartbreaking, it was wonderful to get away together.  I’ve missed dating my husband.  (I was certainly happy to get home and snuggle my little man once the show was over, though) I thought I knew what I was getting into when we headed to see Cinderella but it wasn’t the same Cinderella I grew up watching.  It also wasn’t really the same Cinderella Roger and Hammerstein produced (theirs was much more like the Disney version – just with a different score).  While the musical score was Roger and Hammerstein’s, there was an addition to the Cinderella story.  This version of the story another added storyline about politics, caring for the poor, and kindness.  I loved the addition and it brought some awesome comedic elements to the show.  I also LOVED that the show didn’t have any scary elements to it.  It was wonderfully family friendly and perfect for all ages. I’d totally recommend this show to all – especially parents of young girls – your daughters would LOVE it!  I’m sure little girls would be enamored by the music, flying fairy godmother, and magically changing dresses (hey, I was enamored by those elements!) and the messages of kindness, gentleness, and speaking up for the less fortunate are definitely lessons you’d like them to learn. There’s still time for you to get yourself tickets to see the show! TICKET AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION February 17 – 22, 2015 | Keller Auditorium, SW 3rd & Clay
Tuesday  | 7:30pm
Wednesday  | 7:30pm
Thursday | 7:30pm
Friday | 7:30pm
Saturday  | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday  | 1:00pm & 6:30pm Most shows have American Sign Language interpreted and
Open Captioned performances.  Please call the Portland Opera Box Office
for more information or email boxoffice@portlandopera.org
Ticket can be purchased: www.BroadwayInPortland.com
Portland Opera Box Office: 503- 241-1802 or toll free at 866-739-6737
Portland’5 Box Office: 800-273-1530, All TicketsWest locations Have you seen any fun shows recently?
What do you and your husband enjoy doing together?
Will you be going to see Cinderella?

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