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Spring musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ will empower women

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Senior Yessica Gonzalez buys an admission ticket for the Cinderella musical from actor David Brown who dressed up as a prince in support of the themed week.

Senior Yessica Gonzalez buys an admission ticket for the Cinderella musical from actor David Brown who dressed up as a prince in support of the themed week.

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Senior Yessica Gonzalez buys an admission ticket for the Cinderella musical from actor David Brown who dressed up as a prince in support of the themed week.

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WeGo Drama will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (Broadway Edition) for their spring musical on Friday and Saturday.

“(The musical is about) the story of Cinderella, but it is a newer version that is more empowering towards women because it’s all about the main character being self-dependent rather than asking the prince for help,”  vice president of drama Neve Ryan said.

Drama organized a dress-up theme week. Monday was royal day, Tuesday was slipper day, Wednesday was prince and princess day, Thursday was blackout (a day to wear black), and Friday is concert, movie, TV, or theater shirt.  

The play follows this year’s theme of transformation.

“It’s about Ella (Cinderella’s) transformation not only from a poor peasant girl to a princess but also how she is able to transform the people around her,” Ryan said.

The crew has been putting the musical together since February.

“There’s a lot that goes into preparation. I play Gabrielle, one of the stepsisters and the biggest challenge I feel is being able to make the character more than just one of the ‘evil stepsisters’ because the character is so much more than that,” Ryan said.

Actors are excited to display their modern version of “Cinderella”.

“I’m most excited for people to come see this and be brought into another world and experience, a different kind of Cinderella story,” Ryan said.

Tickets can be purchased during lunch hours or online at www.wegotheatre.com at $5 for students and $8 for adults.

The performance on Friday will begin at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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