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Holiday Musical


by Joseph McDonough & David Kisor

Dates & Tickets

If the sneaker fits . . .

What do you get when you combine a nearsighted bookworm heroine, two fabulously self-absorbed stepsisters, one devilishly diva stepmother, along with a self-empowering Well-Wisher? A fun spin on the classic fairy tale that demonstrates being smart is true beauty! When the King pressures his romantically challenged son to choose a bride from hundreds of “applicants,” a cross-country tour of the kingdom ensues to reunite a missing sneaker—yes a sneaker!—with its rightful owner. Cinderella is suitable for all ages.

Run time: ~ 1 hr, 45 mins with one intermission


“Ensemble Theatre offers the best bet for kids with Cinderella . . . it’s a familiar story, but told with some catchy tunes and a lot of humor.” —CityBeat

“[Cinderella has] a sweetness that will go unmatched across this holiday season’s theatre offerings.” —The Sappy Critic

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Creative team

Joseph McDonough

Joseph McDonough

David Kisor

Composer and lyricist
David Kisor

D. Lynn Meyers

D. Lynn Meyers

Sensory-friendly performances

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Audio-described performance

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm



ASL-interpreted performance

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm



Photo credits | All 2015 production photos by Ryan Kurtz; Headshots provided by artists; Accessibility, Phil Fiorini and Nathan Robert Pecchia in Fly by Night (Ryan Kurtz); FAQs, Darnell Pierre Benjamin and Bryant Bentley in Detroit ’67 (Mikki Schaffner)