Orlando Shakes Out of this World Production
Orlando Shakes Out of this World Production – The brilliant, new children’s musical, Interstellar Cinderella produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, runs from April 9 – May 2, 2020. Based on the book by Deborah Underwood, this musical features music and lyrics by Laurie Berkner and book by Barbara Zinn Krieger. Tickets (starting at $15) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
With a little help from her fairy god-bot, Cinderella is going to the ball. But when the prince’s spaceship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue! Audiences will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending.
“Dubbed by People magazine ‘the queen of kids’ music,’ Laurie Berkener writes songs that both kids and parents love,” says Brandon Yagel, Orlando Shakes’ education coordinator and director of this production.
The cast of Orlando Shakes’ Interstellar Cinderella features Brandy Bell as Interstellar Cinderella, Ben Cohen as Stepmother, Jennifer Fraser as Stepsister Girda, Samantha Potak as Stepsister Hula, Lorena Cohea as Fairy God-bot Head 1, Cameron Gray as Fairy God-bot Head 2, Johnathan Arvelo as Prince Astral, and Hayden Palmer as Murgatroyd.
The artistic team includes Director Brandon Yagel, Musical Director Megan Tsurumaki, Choreographer Cindy Heen, Scenic Designer Vandy Wood, Lighting Designer Philip Lupo. Costume Designer Mel Barger, and Sound Designer Britt Sandusky.
John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street)
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION AND RELATED EVENTS
Preview Dates: April 9 & 10 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Opening Date: April 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sensory Friendly Performance: Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
ASL Shadow Interpreted Performances: Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
OPENING DAY CELEBRATION – Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Join us one hour before both opening day performances to take part in free crafts and activities. Free to all opening day ticket holders. No RSVP required.
SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE – Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Orlando Shakes provides students that have sensory, social, cognitive, or physical challenges the chance to participate in our Sensory Friendly performance. In addition to lighting, sound, and vocal cues being adjusted, patrons will be able to exit the theater with ease during the performance should their child need a break.
This program is provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
ASL SHADOW INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES – Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Each actor will be shadowed by a sign language interpreter, providing a rich theater experience for guests who use sign language. This is also an excellent experience for hearing theater patrons who are exposed to a new and exciting style of theater.
Our ASL interpreted performances and sensory friendly performances are made possible by our inclusivity sponsor, AdventHealth.
GUEST STORYTIME AT THE ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER – Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 11:30 am and Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 11:30 am
In collaboration with Orlando Shakes, Interstellar Cinderella, portrayed by actress Brandy Bell, will serve as a visiting reader at the Orlando Science Center’s weekly storytime.
OUT OF THIS WORLD CELEBRATION: SPECIAL CLOSING DAY EVENT – Saturday, May 2, 2020
This special event, exclusively for ticket holders, will feature a dazzling planetarium experience hosted by the Orlando Science Center and an exclusive book signing with author Deborah Underwood.
SHAKE OUT THE SILLIES
Join members of the cast for interactive pre-show fun for the whole family. The fun starts 10-15 minutes prior to every performance.
CAST MEET ‘N’ GREET AND PHOTO OP
Stick around after weekend performances of Interstellar Cinderella to take a photo with the stars of the show!
Saturdays and select Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – $15 children; $20 adults
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