Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society


JPAS Theatre Kids! Presents
Rodgers & Hammerstein's


Youth Edition

June 17–19, 2022
Fri + Sat. @ 7:30pm
Sun. @ 2:00pm

Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAC)

6400 Airline Drive | Metairie

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Ryan Nocito, Director

Enrico Canella, Music Director

Aaron Wiggins, Choreographer

Nikki Lopez, Stage Manager

Carlie Goodlett, Education Coordinator

Derek Blanco, Scenic Designer

Avery Colle, Costume Designer

Kathleen Holmes, Lighting Designer

Lexi Mancuso, Props Designer

Kohen Verrette, Sound Designer

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this enthralling fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike.

In this specially created Youth Edition, all the beloved songs and familiar characters are present and accounted for. However, the entire script has been condensed to better suit young attention spans, and the plot has been slightly altered to highlight some important lessons for contemporary audiences.