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Top Talent Comes Together to Present Cinderella: The Musical

28 February, 2011

SHERBROOKE, QC— In its most ambitious project so far, Bishop’s University’s Drama Department has pulled out all the stops to present Cinderella: The Musical. Featuring a talented group of actors and the best in set and costume design, this production promises to be one of Bishop’s best.

Adapted from the original fairytale by Bishop’s professor and acclaimed playwright George Rideout, Cinderella is a musical rendition of the classic story: Cinderella, tormented by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, overcomes their cruelty to win the love of the prince.

A thrilling spectacle of music and dance, Cinderella brings together Rideout’s music, arranged by University Singers co-directors Jamie Crooks and Fannie Gaudette, with the expert choreography of Cory Bowles. Bowles is renowned for his role as Cory on The Trailer Park Boys and also for his work with the Halifax-based contemporary dance company Verve Mwendo.

Cinderella: The Musical is directed by professor Greg Tuck, who is well known in the Townships for his many productions at Bishop’s and for his past work as artistic director at The Piggery Theatre in North Hatley.

Cinderella runs nightly at 7:30 pm in Centennial Theatre from Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, March 13. There will also be a special matinee on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm. For tickets or more information contact the Centennial box office at (819)822-9692.

In conjunction with the presentation of Cinderella: The Musical, Bishop’s will also present a special symposium entitled “The Cinderella Perplex” on Saturday, March 12 from 2 pm to 5 pm in Bishop’s Bandeen Hall. Dr. Shelly King of Queen’s University, Dr. Matthew Grenby of Newcastle University, UK , and Bishop’s own Dr. Jack Eby will present their recent academic work on the Cinderella fairytale. The symposium is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.

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For additional information :

Professor Greg Tuck, Drama Department
819-822-9600 ext. 2313
gtuck@ubishops.ca

Professor Steven Woodward, English Department
819-822-9600 ext. 2250
swoodwar@ubishops.ca