Colton Corner: More chances to see drama club's Cinderella musical
Colton High School Drama Club's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein "Cinderella" opened on Thursday, May 16.
The musical numbers are outstanding. The sets are fantastic. The pumpkin carriage is elegant and lit to perfection, the sets are stunning and when Cinderella's dress changes from rags to ball gown, the entire audience gasped and applauded.
The actors play their parts to perfection, bringing humor along with the enchanting story of the prince searching for the girl he fell in love with at first sight and who somehow just manages to leave her "glass slipper" behind.
The cast, directed by Alan Bruner and Laura Knight-Rose, includes: Hannah Ritchey as Cinderella, Alaina Smith as her fairy godmother, Lea Josephsen (first week) and Mackenzie Rose (second week) as her stepmother, the hilarious stepsisters Kendal Haverson as Portia and Sarah Davenport as Joy, Cameron Clark as Christopher (a charming young prince), Trevor Van Meter as the herald, Shyann Myers as the queen, Nick Bryant as the king, Gabe Oedell as the steward, Gabe Lerwick as the chef and Ian Smith as the footman.
As part of his senior project, Japheth Fuentes designed and taught the choreography for the show. He credits his years dancing under the tutelage of Chelle Watt at the Nazarene Church in Molalla for teaching him the skills needed to create the dance numbers. Fuentes also plays the priest in the play.
"This play is really good. The kids are doing a fantastic job," said Bobby Rice, Colton School District music and band teacher. "Mr. Bruner does a wonderful job with the drama kids. Go see the musical."
There are two more chances to catch the show held in the multipurpose room of CHS, 30205 South Wall Street: Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 and 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the curtain at 7:30 p.m. Prices for tickets are adults-$6, students and seniors-$5, and a family rate of $15.
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