FHU Theatre to Present "Cinderella"

APRIL 15, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will end its 2012-13 season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in the Black Box Theatre April 18-21. Becky Thompson, a senior theatre education major from Henderson, will direct the musical.

“Cinderella” is the classic fairy tale of a girl who, mistreated by her evil stepmother and stepsisters, dreams of a better life. With the help of a fairy godmother, Cinderella is able to meet her prince and make her dreams come true. “Cinderella” will be the first musical performed in FHU’s Black Box Theatre.

The talented cast is comprised of twelve FHU students, featuring Rachel Byerly, senior public relations major from Jupiter, Fla., as Cinderella and Caleb Berry, senior Bible major from Alexander City, Ala., as Prince. Lucy Lopez, senior theatre major from Bethel Springs, created the choreography for “Cinderella,” and Richard England, FHU music professor, will provide the musical accompaniment. Thompson, a first-time director, is thrilled to bring “Cinderella” to life. “I’ve always really liked Cinderella. I remember watching it as a little girl on stage,” she said.

“Cinderella” will be presented five times: April 18-20 at 7 p.m. and April 20-21 at 2 p.m. Doors open thirty minutes before show time. Tickets are $10 for General admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased at fhutickets.com or by contacting the theatre office at 731-989-6938.