Written by Marc Robin
Directed by Rachel Rockwell
Children theatre at Marriott Theatre
Marc Robin sure has the knack to reach children with his polished and well presented children musicals such as Cinderella, now playing mornings at Marriott Theatre. This charming show is quite funny, heart-warming and thoroughly engaging for children and adults. The ugly sisters and their mother offer terrific comic turns–Catherine Smitko as Blanche, Heidi Kettenring and Ericka Mac as the sisters. Dara Cameron stars as the likable Cinderella and Melody Betts brings the house down as she relates and gets the kids involved to help Cinderella finish her chores. Betts was a hoot as the Fairy God Mother.
Evan Jackson, as Reginald and Andrew Kletz as the prince round out the cast. This well sung and smart show is excellent musical theatre and a wonderful children show that the kids loved. Take your kids or grand kids to see this funny and heartwarming show.
At Marriott Theatre, RT 45 @ Rt 22 in Lincolnshire, IL, call 847-634-0200, tickets $12 per person, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10am Saturdays at 11am, running time is 65 minutes without intermission, through August 29, 2009