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104 of 196 people found the following review helpful:

UPDATED FOR THE 21st CENTURY AUDIENCE, Feb 15, 2013
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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93 of 178 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
Hammerstein!

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93 of 185 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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93 of 181 people found the following review helpful:

A truly magical Broadway musical!, Feb 25, 2013
reviewer: Tony from Washington DC.
This show was amazing. The actors were top notch, the sets and costumes were amazing, songs were amazing, of course from R&H, the choreography and direction was very well done, and the updated book by Douglas Carter Beane was funny and lighthearted in the right ways. The transformations alone are worth the ticket price. Take your children and take them with you to see what a real Broadway musical looks like. Run don't walk

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92 of 185 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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