On Our Shelves Now
Comedy / Farce / Satire
Cast: 7m., 25 to 41w., up to 5 either gender, extras as desired
The king and queen throw a ball to help their son choose a bride. The shy Prince Dalliance decides to wait for a magical sign to make his life-altering decision for him. When a beautiful lady in a sparkling blue ball gown appears, he is certain she is his one true love. They share a dance, but not a single word. Dreamy Dalliance is smitten. Before he can learn anything about this mysterious party-crasher, she rushes off, leaving only her glass slipper behind. With the help of Elise, his faithful servant and best friend, the prince sets out on a quest to find his lost love by trying the shoe on every single woman in his kingdom. His romantic plan seems to have worked perfectly when the slipper fits a sweet young peasant. Later that day at his hastily planned wedding, it is revealed that his bride-to-be was not at the ball and is an imposter. More ladies try on the shoe. More ladies' feet fit in the shoe. More weddings almost happen. Scheming social-climbers come up with clever ways to trick the hapless prince. The pompous king is embarrassed. The kingdom becomes bored and disillusioned with these mandatory celebrations of true love, but Prince Dalliance's determination to find the shoe's rightful owner never waivers. Finally, the prince discovers Cinderella, hidden away by her evil stepmother and stepsisters. But smart Cinderella isn't ready to marry some stranger who can only recognize her by her shoe size. Instead she uses her wits to get her father's cottage back from her evil stepmother and stepsisters and free herself from their tyranny. 67 Cinderellas debunks ridiculous traditional storybook notions of romance and what it means to be a princess. This two-act comedy for a large, flexible cast contains many group scenes giving the entire ensemble plenty of stage time, as well as providing special moments for each individual actor to shine.
“Presents many twists and turns to the age-old story of Cinderella … a hilariously fun-filled show.” —National Youth Arts Digest