Every year, the music and theater departments at Boise State team up on a production, alternating between an opera and a musical. This year's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella promises to be a magical collaboration. The musical will feature live accompaniment by the university's orchestra and a community-based collective of wind instruments.
"The quality of the cast is really strong, the voices are terrific, and the comedic aspects of the show are going to be outstanding," said Director Richard Klautsch.
With this production, Boise State tries to capture the family fun of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, which was the first musical production written for television. Originally airing in 1957, it featured Julie Andrews as the eponymous character.
Klautsch said that Cinderella was perfect for this year's collaborative production because of its timeless themes. He also hinted that the set will be awash with lights, to contribute to the magic feel.
"We're not trying to set the show in any one particular moment in time. We're trying to emphasize the magic of the production," said Klautsch.