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Customer reviews for rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Avg. Customer Review (3.7 Stars):
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63 of 110 people found the following review helpful:

reviewer: It's possible and it was! from Newark, NJ
Calling Baby Boomers who remember the TV version
from 50 years ago, yes 50 years ago. It was slow
moving, with some comedy, and would have probably
been considered boring to the 21st century
audience. So what is one to do? Update it,
leaving all of the wonderful original music of
course because afterall THAT is what makes this
Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderalla, not Disney
Cinderella, add some 21st century humor, and
expand the story by giving the 'kingdom', and all
of the main characters more depth. I thought this
rendition was great, especially Lord Pendleton and
the Fairy Godmother. The singing was crisp,
chorus right on point - a few of the dancing
performances of the chorus were complex and were
executed with appropriate vigor without pause or
(obvious) error. If you have not seen the
ORIGINAL Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella I do
not think you will truly appreciate this remake.
Sorry, but you had to be there.

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57 of 105 people found the following review helpful:

????????, Feb 12, 2013
reviewer: Disgruntled Fairy Tale lover from New York, New York
The only reason I am giving this play 2 stars is because the
performers, sets, and costumes were wonderful. I can't for the life
of me understand why anyone would butcher this story! I took my
20 year old daughter to what we thought would be the story we
both grew up loving. This IS NOT that story it has been completely
changed into some kind of political statement. Do NOT bring
young girls to this play they will be bored and confused. Without
giving away everything, I can only tell you that NOTHING is the
same. How they got away with calling it Cinderella I don't know.
The only reason we didn't walk out at the intermission was
because we wanted to hear the beautiful songs of Rogers and

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56 of 112 people found the following review helpful:

She needed to not be flying in the finale., Feb 10, 2013
reviewer: Bonnie G from New York, New York
First of all your prince was lackluster and although
they taught him the dance steps and he did them - he
is not dancer. There are so many talented
performers, it is odd that they settled. He is cute
and charming but that is not enough. Cinderella was
adequate but again there is better out there. At
least she could dance. The last scene was a
travesty. Everything about it was ridiculous
including the fairy godmother hanging up there.

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54 of 113 people found the following review helpful:

4 year old totally disappointed , Feb 11, 2013
reviewer: Rain from Long Island, New York
Took my 4 year old daughter to the show. She
dressed herself in the blue Cinderella gown and
was so excited to see the show! Well my daughter
complained the entire time saying Cinderella isn't
dressed like her (her gown wasn't blue, it was
white and the other was gold, "she looks like
Belle" my daughter said) or looks like the
Cinderella she has come to know and love. The
story was so different from what she knows also.
In the very beginning there is a big tree monster
that terrified her to bits and she is still scared
about it 2 weeks later! If I didn't take her I
would probably give the show closer to 4 stars. We
both loved the dresses and and the singing but
again if I knew that they would change the story
so much and make a political statement in the
story as well I would have never taken her and
just went with friends.


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54 of 103 people found the following review helpful:

Why mess with enchantment?, Feb 11, 2013
reviewer: A.N.P. from New Jersey
In all its previous incarnations, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella was a charming musical with a gently humorous book and glorious, lyrical songs (orchestrated with a subtle homage to Richard Strauss). The current Broadway version is still largely charming, beautifully sung and danced, imaginatively staged, and remarkably, magically costumed. However, the story is now bogged down by political messaging, and the score, reorchestrated without the Viennese flourishes, has been sullied by uninspired additions from the R&H canon. Producers, if you want social messaging, stage South Pacific. I'm grateful this production retained enough of Cinderella's original magic to deliver A Lovely Night of theater.

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