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92 of 185 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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91 of 178 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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90 of 186 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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90 of 176 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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Amazing, Feb 25, 2013
reviewer: Loved it from Lubbock. Texas
We have watched numerous broadway productions and loved
this one! While I went with my husband, we remarked
numerous times how much our 4 year old daughter would
have loved it. It is not the exact Disney remake and I didn't
expect it to be. The performers were amazing and the set was
wonderful.

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