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Mandell JCC To Present ‘G2K Cinderella’ in West Hartford This Week

The full cast of the Mandell JCC Theater Camp's 'GwK Cinderella.' Submitted photo
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The Mandell JCC’s  Youth Theater Camp will present this special version of ‘Cinderella.’

Submitted by Larah Winn, Mandell JCC

This summer, the Mandell JCC Youth Theater Camp is proud to present G2KCinderella, Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT.

Emily Weiser and Mac Cherny. Submitted photo

G2K Cinderella is presented through a special arrangement with R&H Theatericals and is under the direction of Mac Cherny and Musical Director, Emily Weiser.

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

In this specially created G2K version, all the beloved songs and familiar characters are present and accounted for. However, the entire script has been condensed to better suit young attention spans, and the plot has been slightly altered so as to highlight some important lessons that exist in this timeless tale.

G2K Cinderella stars: Sylvia Barresi (Step Sister: Portia), Katie Chaletsky (Cinderella), Samantha Epstein (King), Tziyona Goldfishcer (Stepmother), Summer Neiditz (Step Sister: Joy), Benjamin Spaeth (Prince), Alyssa Temkin (Queen), and Reagan Baker (Fairy Godmother). The supporting cast includes: Lia Baffaro, Leah Berey, Jake Chaletsky, Samantha Cohen, Hannah Epstein, Sofia Figueroa, Ally Jones, Audrey Karasik, Sophie Kudler, Danielle Kursman, Jordan Lang, Julie Levy, Sam Lyons, Maya Patt, Jeremy Safryn,Veronica Safryn, Caroline Saulsbury, Brooke Shell, Hannah Shtern, Quinn Smith, Myra Stanfield, Lily Temkin, and Austin Torino.

Tickets are $11 for students and $13 for adults and are on sale at the Mandell JCC Box Office, 860-231-6316,[email protected] and at www.mandelljcc.org. G2K Cinderella is sponsored by Mandell JCC Partner, Rosenberg Orthodontics.

The Mandell Jewish Community Center is open to everyone and supported by funds raised by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a recipient of funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and a member of the JCC Association of North America. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter. All dates and programs subject to change.

 

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