Cinderella will be on The Renaissance Theatre Stage in August.

MANSFIELD -- The Renaissance Performing Arts Association has announced the first show in the 2020-21 Richland Bank Broadway Series: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella August 1 and2 and 8 and 9 on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre.

Artistic Director Michael Thomas will direct the show and Kelly Knowlton will be the Music Director for the production.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enchanting adaptation of the timeless fairytale, Cinderella, was their only musical originally composed for television. When the television program, starring Julie Andrews as Cinderella, first aired in 1957, it was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium at that time.

Based upon the classic fairy tale, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s adaptation brings new life to the story of a young woman forced into servitude who dreams of – and achieves – a better life. Cinderella features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” 

Auditions will take place Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The auditions will be held at Theatre 166, two doors west of the Renaissance at 166 Park Avenue West in Mansfield, OH. Auditions are open to performers ages 15 and above.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song from the "golden age" of musicals. (Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, etc.) You may be asked to read from the script. Paid roles are available. Appointments required. 

Interested performers should visit to view the full audition notice and for information about scheduling an audition. 

For a sneak peek of Cinderella, go online and watch the Renaissance initiative “QuaRENtine Creations” either live on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. on the Renaissance social media channels, or view the episode later on the Renaissance Theatre YouTube channel. Maddie Beer-Penwell and Kelly Knowlton will sing “Stepsister’s Lament” from Cinderella with Michael Thomas accompanying on piano.

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