We all love fairytales right? Well I do and maybe a little too much. The once upon a time, and they all lived happily ever after and finally a dream is a wish your heart makes. All of it I’m a sucker.

Roger and Hammersteins Cinderella is no exception and to paint a picture for you it’s like you’ve walked into the ball itself. From the gorgeous carriage in the foyer of Melbournes grand Regent Theatre all the way to the stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography. Everything is truly like out of a storybook.

And no fairytale is complete without a magical cast line up to help bring it all to life and my, does Roger and Hammersteins Cinderella have you covered on that one as well. I will just highlight a few as everyone was so perfectly cast, held there own and smashed it out of the park. It was actually so lovely to see everyone have their own moment to shine. First up is Shubshri Kandiah as Ella, I can’t think of anyone more perfect for the role. Shubshri’s kind hearted nature, flair and sweet vocals can be enjoyed all through out but for me particularly took flight in ‘In my own little corner” Ainsley Melham as Prince Topher is a match made in heaven… anyone would think he is destined to play princes. Ainsley’s comic timing (where needed) is a breath of fresh air and his ability to truly become a character is second to none. Not to mention his charming vocals the number ‘Ten minutes ago’ is enough to bring tears to your eyes. Then theres Silvie Paladino as the fairy godmother and my what a treat that is, talk about musical theatre royalty. Her talent and name alone speak for itself. Not to mention the flying.

Roger and Hammersteins Cinderella is a delight, a must see for all ages. But is only playing at Melbournes Regent Theatre until August.

You can secure your ticket to the ball at cinderellamusical.com.au

x Steph

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