Cinderella Will Get a Jazzy Twist at Children's Theatre of Charlotte

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Children's Theatre of Charlotte will present Ella's Big Chance: A Jazz Age Cinderella, a new musical adapted from Shirley Hughes' children's book of the same name, Dec. 4-20 at ImaginOn in Charlotte, NC. Adam Burke directs.

The show, which features a book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing, is described as such: "Set in London during the glamorous Jazz Age of the 1920s, Ella, the fairy tale cinder girl, is now an apprentice dressmaker in her father’s humble but popular dress shop. Ella and her father are mourning the loss of Ella's mother when three new women appear in the store. Her villainous new stepmother, and equally mean stepsisters, take charge and turn the quaint little dress shop into London’s hottest spot for the latest fashions. With growing responsibilities, Ella struggles to keep up with her brutish stepmother’s demands. But with the help of Buttons, her trusted friend, and her mysterious Fairy Godmother, Ella might yet discover her 'Prince Charming.' But will this be the fairy tale ending she, and we, expect? Or is the magic we seek waiting for us where we least expect it?"

Performances Dec. 6 and 12 will feature pre-show workshops 1:30-2:30 PM that allow audiences to "help create their own version of a [Cinderella] story we all know."

Performances Dec. 13 and 20 will feature post-show workshops 3:30-4:30 PM that will help families "explore what makes each of us unique and how to celebrate that in creative ways" through costume designs from the production.

Performances Dec. 5 and 19 will feature audience engagement at 12:20 PM and 4:20 PM, respectively, that feature text-based scavenger hunts during which "families will move around the building with hands on activities based on elements from the production."

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