|Rodgers & Hammerstein's|
|at River Run Centre, Main Stage|
Book and Lyrics by
Oscar Hammerstein II
|Adapted for the Stage by Tom Briggs|
|From the Teleplay by Robert L. Freedman|
|Director: Karen Allen|
|Vocal Director: Susan Lawrenson|
|Choreographer: Meghan Barron|
|Orchestral Director: Jeff Daniels|
CINDERELLA Is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
As a community theatre organization, we are privileged to tell stories on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize that this land and gathering place where we create and present community theatre is home to many past, present, and future First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We recognize and declare our collective responsibility to this place and to the histories, rights, and presence of its indigenous peoples. RCMPI is grateful to the land and its peoples, without whom we would be unable to present today's show.
We are comprised solely of amateur musical theatre lovers who work from show to show and from year to year to bring these shows to the stage. We'd like to acknowledge those who have helped both financially and administratively.
To make a charitable gift to RCMPI, visit https://www.rcmpi.ca/donate.shtml
Gary E. Chapman
John T. Powell
RCMPI Volunteer Board of Directors 2023/2024
President: Jen Barson
Vice-President: Jane Martin
Treasurer: Erin Corstorphine
Secretary: Jeff Perkins
Directors: Amy Estill, Tom Gould, Julie Hubbard, Gary Roche, Jen Rodrigues, Catherine Weddell
"Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" has held a special place in my heart since my earliest memories as a little girl. Its beautiful score and enchanting staging have always been a source of inspiration for me.
Directing this remarkable cast on this magical journey has been an absolute honour. We sincerely hope that our take on this timeless classic will resonate with our audiences, and that perhaps you'll find yourself humming along to the unforgettable tunes from the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue.
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated production crew and talented cast who have worked tirelessly to bring this musical to life. Their hard work and commitment have been instrumental in making this production a reality.
Thank you for joining us in this enchanting world of Cinderella.
Director "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella"
Message from the Board
Get ready to be transported into a world of fairy tales, where dreams come true and true love conquers all in RCMPI's presentation of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella". Our talented cast and crew have worked tirelessly to bring you a night of dazzling costumes, enchanting melodies, and heartwarming storytelling.
As the lights dim and the overture begins, let yourself be carried away to a world of glass slippers, pumpkin carriages, and the enduring power of hope. Join us on this unforgettable journey as Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, and a cast of unforgettable characters take you on a musical adventure filled with laughter, love, and happily ever afters.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the individuals who have made this production possible - our dedicated actors, our hardworking crew, our supportive families, and our wonderful audience. Without your passion and support, this magical evening would not be possible.
Our volunteers have organized a 50/50 draw and silent auction, and your continued support of our fundraising efforts ensures that we can continue to bring enchanting productions like this to our community. Good luck!
We thank you for filling the theatre for this performance with your applause and laughter.
President, Royal City Musical Productions Inc.
Prologue - Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, and Ensemble
The Sweetest Sounds - Cinderella and Christopher
The Prince is Giving a Ball - Lionel, Stepfamily, Cinderella, and Ensemble
In My Own Little Corner - Cinderella and Animals
Boys and Girls Like You and Me - The King and Queen
Reprise: The Sweetest Sounds - Christopher and Cinderella
Reprise: In My Own Little Corner - Cinderella
Fol-De-Rol - Fairy Godmother
Impossible - Fairy Godmother and Cinderella
The Transformation - Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, and Animals
It's Possible - Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, and Ensemble
Gavotte - Christopher, Stepfamily, and Ensemble
Loneliness of Evening - Christopher
The Cinderella Waltz - Cinderella, Christopher, and Ensemble
Ten Minutes Ago - Christopher, Cinderella, and Ensemble
Stepsister's Lament - Grace and Joy
Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? - Cinderella and Christopher
Reprise: Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? - Christopher, King, Queen, and Cinderella
When You're Driving Through the Moonlight - Cinderella, Stepmother, Grace, and Joy
A Lovely Night - Cinderella, Stepmother, Grace, Joy, Animals, and Ensemble
Reprise: A Lovely Night - Cinderella
The Search - Lionel, Christopher, and Ensemble
There's Music in You - Fairy Godmother and Ensemble
Julie Van Duzen Nantes
Meet the Company
Arya Vander Vaart
Brynn Vander Vaart
Katarina Sippel Eitzen
Cindy Della Croce
Ana Maria Rajcan
Ibrahim Roque Deeb
Debbie Sippel Eitzen
Jessica Vander Vaart
Julie Van Duzen Nantes
Michael Bergauer - Bass
Peter Collins - Trombone
Peter de Sousa - Keyboard
Tracey Frank - Clarinet
Rob Gellner - Trumpet
Gregson Lodge - Keyboard
Donnie McDougall - Drums, Percussion
Cassandra Muraca - Clarinet
Jen Rodrigues - Flute, Piccolo
Tony Snyder - French Horn
David Vanbiesbrouck - Oboe, English Horn
Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd - Trumpet
Melissa Gray - Children Assistant
Julie Hubbard - Children Assistant
Set, Sound and Lighting
Steve Allen - Follow Spot Operator
Luisa Lago - Sound Assistant
Meeghan Nolasco - Follow Spot Operator
Jeff Perkins - Follow Spot Operator
Costumes and Props
Erynn Hayden - Costume Assistant
Steve Sherry - Props Assistant
Jane Stewart - Costume Assistant
Leah Symons - Costume Assistant
Thanks to Dana Bellamy for taking photos of the cast and crew.
Thanks to the costume Sewing Team for all their hard work - Debbie Sippel Eitzen, Sue McGinnis, Katarina Sippel Eitzen, Sheila Todd, Annette Martin, Pauline Scott, and Sheila Douglas.
Thanks to K-W Musical Productions, Guelph Little Theatre, Theatre Unlimited Mississauga, and Clarkson Music Theatre for lending costumes.
Many thanks to the local businesses and individuals who have supported RCMPI, and local theatre, through their donations to our Silent Auction.
Thanks to Danielle Kemp for designing the programme for the show.
Thank you to Hannah Godsmark and the volunteers from the Church of the Apostles for helping out with (and providing a space for) our Tea with Cinderella event.
Thanks to Judy Steibelt for creating the amazing display for the Farmer's Market.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: