Ellis students to perform Cinderella with a twist

Published 6:59 am Wednesday, March 24, 2010

About 70 middle school students will grace the stage later this week for an annual spring play.

Ellis Middle School presents “Cinderella’s Glass Slipper” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The production is a Pioneer Drama Co. rendition of the classic tale and includes a few new characters. There is a brave mouse, a hesitant cat and Pumpkinhead, who can morph into a coach. The Fairy Godmother has her hands full in this adaptation. She keeps busy tutoring an apprentice, but still makes time for Cinderella.

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“It’s a really fun play,” said director Erin Schoen.

The classic is filled with songs by Bill Francoeur such as the prologue “Once Upon a Time,” the stepsisters’ “Ladies of Fashion” and Cinderella’s “Dream of Tomorrow.”

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and free for children under 5.

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

presented by Ellis Middle School drama department

When: Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Ellis Middle School

1700 Fourth Ave. SE

Tickets: $5 for adults, $2 for students, free for children under 5