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Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" enchants the Luhrs Center stage

SHIPPENSBURG - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella," the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of "The King & I" and "The Sound of Music," on Wednesday, October 12.

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, the hilarious and romantic Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" combines the story's classic elements – a glass slipper, a pumpkin and a beautiful ball, along with some surprising twists.

More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness.

She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams, too.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase and music supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.

Beane's book blends masterfully with the musical's cherished score with songs including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"

The original version of the musical was written for television, debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its Broadway debut. Along with "Cinderella," Rodgers and Hammerstein's legendary musicals include "Oklahoma!", "Carousel," "The King and I," "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music."

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When you go:

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella"

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 12

H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center

 475 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg

Reserved tickets $67, $59, $49 and are now on sale.  A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.  Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting or

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