The Argenta Community Theater will present Cinderella starting on April 19.
The show’s run ends on April 29 and there’s a total of 13 performances with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at p.m.
Tickets are on sale at ArgentaCommunityTheater.org, and prices start at $25.
There’s also a VIP upgrade with reserved seats in the balcony along with a separate bar. Student shows are booked through the office. They include include and a Q&A with the cast.
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Versions of the Cinderella story date back over 1,500 years with different takes on the story over the last 60 years for broadcast television and movies.
The version being performed is one of the older broadcasts. That choice was deliberate.
“The more modern versions are done and frankly, I grew up and was introduced to Julie Andrews as a child watching this version on TV,” said Producing Artistic Director Vincent Insalaco. “I think there are many people who will remember it. It has all of the songs that were originally written like ‘In my Own Little Corner’, ‘A Lovely Night’, ‘The Prince is Giving a Ball’, ‘Ten Minutes Ago’, and ‘Loneliness of Evening’ (written for 1965). Cinderella teaches us all how to behave in a world where kindness is rewarded and selfishness shouldn’t be.”
Playing Cinderella is Kristen Phantazia Smith nd Caleb Allen stars as the Prince.
Other cast members include Katie Eisenhower as Stepmother, Kyra Hatley as Portia, Amelia Miligore as Joy, Emily Swenskie as Godmother, D.C. Miles as King Maximillian, Leslie Heister as Queen and Steven Jones as the Herald. Cinderella is directed by Insalaco, Jamie Stewart is vocal and assistant director, Shelly Hall is costumer, stage manager is Kaye Knight and Sara Cooke is technical director. Our choreographer is Brian Earles and music direction by Julie Cheek.
For group sales, call Sydney Wolfe or John Broadwater at 501-353-1443.
Next week, Lanterns debuts at Wildwood Center for the Arts in rural west Little Rock.
It is Wildwood’s biggest event and features food, drinks and entertainment from around the world.
The featured vistas this year include:
Lanterns starts Thursday, April 20 and runs through Saturday, April 22.
Online tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and teens, 5 to 17, and those 5 and under are free.
Tickets at the gate can also be purchased but will be $15 for adults, while children will remain at $5 and those 5 and under will still be free.
On Thursday and Saturday, gates open at 5:30 p.m with vistas starting at 6 p.m. and the festival ends at 10 p.m.
Saturday, gates and vistas open at 4 p.m. with close being at 10 p.m.
Cash and cards will not be accepted by vendors with purchases being made with Wildbucks, the festival’s currency for those three days. They’re a one to one transaction with $1 buying 1 Wildbuck. Stations across the park will be accepting cash or card payments to buy the WIldbucks.
What if It Rains? Wildwood may not be able to control the weather, but we do have a rain plan! If any day of the festival is rained out, we will extend the festival an additional day to Sunday, April 23. Tickets from any day that was rained out will be honored on this day.
No parking inside the park – pedestrians only
Overflow Parking on Denny Road
The Promenade Shopping Center: A Complimentary Shuttle will run all evening between The Promenade and Wildwood Park for the Arts. The Promenade pick up/drop off point is behind the store Altered State. The Wildwood pick up/drop off point will be near the Main Gate.