DISNEY’S ‘CINDERELLA’ is at the Media Theatre in Delaware County, Pa. this summer…
My two youngest grandchildren, Peyton Elizabeth and Adriana Jean have birthdays just a few days apart. This year they were turning four and five. Last year I took them to see their first movie and they loved it. This year I wanted them to experience a live theatre performance.
The Media Theatre in Delaware County, Pa. is presenting CINDERELLA on Saturday’s at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday afternoons at noon throughout June, July and August.
What four and five- year- old little girls wouldn’t like to see a live version of their favorite princess?
Originally released by Walt Disney Studios in 1950, the film is one of their most successful adaptions. Disney will be releasing a new version of Cinderella in March of 2015. The newest version will star Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother.
The Media Theatre adaption is referred to as the kid’s version due to its shortened length and a cast that features young actors in many of the roles. It includes beloved songs like Bibbidee Bobbidee Boo and a Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes. The play is approximately one hour, which was perfect for my four and five -year-olds.
Adriana and Peyton were so excited to sit in the front row. They enjoyed waving to and speaking with the musician in the orchestra pit. They were a bit frightened at first of the wicked stepmother played by Roger Ricker and the wicked stepsisters. They loved and are still talking about how beautiful Cinderella’s gown was, how pretty the Fairy Godmother was and how handsome the prince was.
Humor plays a large part in this version with plenty of opportunity for young audiences to laugh, have fun and even participate. The king came down from the stage and invited children from the audience to his ball.
The production was professional and all of the kids did a wonderful job singing, dancing and narrating. The adults were hysterical.
I love that the girls are still talking about Cinderella, the theatre and they are asking to see another play. I love creating memories with them.
After the play we went to Linvilla Orchard, also in Delaware County for ice cream.
My girls went from the theatre to the sand pile. They are definitely my granddaughters
The Media Theatre is also offering, for groups of 12 or more, Golden Slipper Parties following the show. The Parties include a ticket to the show, pizza, punch, cupcakes, and gift bags. They take place in the theatre’s second level Crystal Room, where the party-goers get to meet the cast for photos and autographs.
As a summer celebratory wrap-up event and fundraiser for Media Music Theatre Company, Roger Ricker has his annual concert on Wednesday night August 13. This year’s title is “UP!” The show will feature upbeat numbers with positive messages, youth performers, and plenty of fun. Ricker has been seen in over 80 productions at The Media Theatre, with this being his ninth summer concert fundraising event.