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Customer reviews for rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

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51 of 99 people found the following review helpful:

Brilliant, Feb 10, 2013
reviewer: Melissa L. from Thornwood, New York
Everything from the opening scene to the curtain call was
fantastic. The costume changes on stage were great, as I'm
still trying to figure out how Ella changed into her gold dress
in the blink of an eye. I thought that the cast was wonderful
and Osnes was brilliant. My mother and I are huge
Cinderella fans and this show had us entertained from start
to finish. I would recommend this to men, woman and
children of all ages. Well done!!! :)


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49 of 97 people found the following review helpful:

if you wanted same old...., Feb 23, 2013
reviewer: JC from Chicago
then watch the tv version. The updating was smart, lighthearted, and overall charming. The casting and acting were all top notch Broadway. Truly inspired sets and costumes. The show got better and better as it went along. Brilliant scene changes as well.
Never thought the least compelling part of the show would be the occasional clunker from R&H songbook.
Give up your expectations for a stodgy rerun and have a good time.

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49 of 96 people found the following review helpful:

Captivating MUST SEE, Feb 24, 2013
reviewer: Larry D from New York, New York
This "updated" version of Cinderella is enchanting and beautiful.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's winning score is delivered
wonderfully by the vocals of Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana,
Victoria Clarke, Harriet Harris and a strong supporting
supporting cast. The costumes and sets are amazing; vivid,
captivating and you will definitely wonder how images change
before your eyes! I loved the story "updates" which give
Cinderella a new life and a very joyous ending. If you are a fan of
the TV version of Cinderella (I've always enjoyed the Lesley Ann
Warren version) you will not be disappointed. Great and well
worth the price of admission!

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49 of 96 people found the following review helpful:

All Ages Astonished, Feb 26, 2013
reviewer: Scott from York, PA
I saw the production with my family this weekend -- all of whom are familiar with the 1950s/1960s versions of the R&H production -- and from 11 years old to 73 years old, we all absolutely LOVED it -- my 11-year-old niece sitting next to me actually gasped in awe countless times throughout the show! Laura Osnes was born to play the role of Cinderella, and Victoria Clark's fairy godmother was sung and acted beautifully. Harriet Harris and Ann Harada were charming as the "evil" characters, and Santino Fontana was great as the prince. I'm not sure what show some of the negative reviewers saw, but it certainly wasn't the same one I saw. This show should be around for a long time -- one of the best family-friendly shows running in New York right now.

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48 of 95 people found the following review helpful:

What Show was this?, Feb 18, 2013
reviewer: Shore33 from lavallette, new jersey
I grew up with every version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's
Cinderella and I've always been partial to the Lesley Ann Warren
version. The current Broadway production is so far off from every
previous version I've ever seen and at one point I was wondering if
I was watching the right show. The sets and consumes were
amazing. I hated the addition of characters, the subtraction of old
characters, and the political aspects now involved in the show. It
was like the French Revolution plus Aladdin equals Cinderella.
Also, there were some songs that were changed, which I didn't
care for, and some new ones added from the Rodgers and
Hammerstein catalogue. The first act was really rough, but the
second act started to have potential. I think with some tweaking,
Cinderella could be a fabulous addition to Broadway. Cut the
unnecessary characters, reinstate the old ones, and tell the
Rodgers and Hammerstein story that made people fall in love with
Cinderella in the first place.

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