KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Knoxville Children Theatre will present 12 live performances of the iconic fairy tale musical, "Cinderella" in March. The cast will be comprised of young actors from ages 10 to 18.
The musical version of "Cinderella" was written by Broadway legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein in 1957 and was the most widely-viewed TV program in television history at the time. KCT will be presenting the special G2K version of the musical; "G2K" stands for "Getting To Know" and features an adaptation geared for young performers and audiences.
KCT Student Director Wheeler Moon, a senior at West High, directs the production. Central High sophomore Jacob Sousley is the stage manager. KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.
The title role will be performed by Laura Snyder, a junior at Oak Ridge High. Olivia Wilson, a senior at Central High, will play the Fairy Godmother, and Wyatt Edwards, a senior at Grace Christian Academy, will perform as The Prince.
Four actors are making their KCT debuts: Meredith Bishop, Wyatt Edwards, Madison Foshie, and Hannah Liske.
The rest of the cast includes Ben Barber, Caleb DeLong, Dale Gross, Miley Jenkins, Bethany Moon, Isabella Murrell, Bella Patterson, Tori Randall, Brycen Ritchie, Boone Sommers, Keegan Spurr, Keegan Stump, Konnor Stump, and Madelyn White.
The show dates and times are Thurs., March 1 at 7 PM, Fri., March 2 at 7 PM, Sat., March 3 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., March 4 at 3 & 7 PM, Thursday, March 8 at 7 PM, Friday, March 9 at 7 PM, Saturday, March 10 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sunday, March 11 at 3 & 7 PM.