Children’s Theater Company (CTC) in Minneapolis is a gem – we are so lucky to have such a stellar children’s theater in our own backyard! Last night, my 8-year-old daughter and I went to see the opening of Cinderella. I must confess it isn’t our favorite fairy tale so we were excited to go, but didn’t have too many expectations heading into the experience. That said…this production knocked our socks off! CTC’s Cinderella takes a contemporary twist on a tired tale and it was sheer delight. From exquisite costumes to gorgeous set design, unexpectedly fun music selections, and wildly wonderful casting that challenges any preconceived notions of the traditionally-portrayed characters, this show is a must-see for all ages. There is something in it for everyone! We laughed so hard our bellies hurt. We could feel the deep pain of Cinderella not being valued. We had perpetual hope for her to find her place in life beyond the cinders of the fireplace. And then there were moments of awe where you felt the magic surround you. The message was clear: no matter who you are, we are all equal and should be valued. It was HOW this message was delivered that made it […]
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