The Company

Cinderella

Robert Weiss’ Cinderella is a faithful retelling of the classic children’s story of a young girl whose father dies, leaving her at the mercy of her wicked stepmother and two stepsisters, who strip her of her position in the household and turn her into the scullery maid.  Through the magic and mystery of her Fairy Godmother she is transported to the Ball, where she meets and falls in love with the handsome Prince.  She has been warned, however, that she must leave the Ball at midnight or the magic spell will be broken.  As Cinderella hears the clock strike she flees, leaving one of her glass slippers behind.  The Prince sets out to find the beautiful young girl and discovers her at the home of her stepmother and stepsisters, who try to no avail to get the slipper to fit their feet.  When he discovers Cinderella in her rags in the background, she shows him the other glass slipper, puts on the one he has, and they live happily ever after.  Weiss asked Karl Moraski to compose the music for Cinderella that the critics called a “richly romantic and elegant score.”