Cinderella takes center stage

Published 10:56 am Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cinderelly is singing at the Paramount Theatre this weekend.

The Paramount will present “Happily Ever After … A Cinderella Tale,” Saturday. The musical is put on by the Push Cart Players, an acclaimed youth theater troupe from New Jersey which also reaches out to communities and advocates arts in education.

“Happily Ever After”  is based on the tale of Cinderella, a poor girl who eventually marries a prince with the help of her fairy godmother, despite the actions of her mean stepmother and stepsisters who make Cinderella their servant.

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“It’ll be just a really wonderful show,” said Scott Anderson, Paramount’s manager.

Anderson first heard about the PCP through an agent he’s worked with over the years. Paramount’s board of directors decided to book the show upon hearing about the PCP’s educational efforts as well as their reputation for amazing youth-oriented shows.

“We’d love to have more family-oriented entertainment here,” Anderson said.

Members of the PCP will put on workshops at Neveln Elementary School, Southgate Elementary School and Pacelli Elementary School this Friday as well, teaching students about theater and the arts.

“Happily Ever After,” will take place at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Paramount. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. They can be purchased at the Paramount Box Office and at the door.