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‘Cinderella’ opens this weekend at Center Theatre

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” opens at the Center Theatre Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Opening night will feature a free dessert reception after the show hosted by the Center Theatre Board of Directors. The production, being performed by local young actors tells the classic story of Cinderella with timeless songs and music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show is being directed by Ben Layman with music direction by Kaitlin Young and Alecia Griffith.

“Everyone involved in the show has been working very hard for about two months,” said Patrick Myers, the Center Theatre’s executive director. “We’re all very excited to perform the show for everyone in the community. We’ve kept the ticket prices as reasonable as possible to encourage families to come to the show and we’re very excited about our ‘Tea Party with Cinderella and the Prince.’”

The tea party, Myers states, will be on Sunday May 7, with seatings at both 10 and 11:45 a.m. Everyone who attends the tea party will receive tickets to the 2 p.m. performance that same day, drinks and light snacks, story time with Cinderella herself and dancing with Cinderella and the Prince. Tea party attendants can also ride in Cinderella’s carriage for an fee. Seating is limited according to Myers, so it is recommended that attendees purchase tickets in advance.

This production of Cinderella is truly a community event with dozens of volunteers working on the sets, scenery, costumes, lights and sound. “We hope we have a great turnout so as many people as possible can see the show,” Myers said.

Performances are being held on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., and the last shows will be on Saturday the 13th at 2 and 7 p.m.

For more information, or to purchase tickets visit www.centertheatre.org, call the Center Theatre at 564-8943 or visit in person between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center dedicated to making arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands.

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CINDERELLA COMING TO CENTER THEATRE — The cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Center Theatre takes a break after a recent rehearsal. The show opens at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft on Friday, May 5 and runs through May 13.

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