MARSHALL ARTISTS SERIES
HUNTINGTON — Valentine’s Day may be over, but romance is still in the air as “Cinderella” has the next dance as the Marshall Artists Series continues its 82nd annual season.
The national tour of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Cinderella,” will play at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.
Tickets are $64, $71, $81 and $98 at the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656 or order tickets online at Ticketmaster.com. You may also visit the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse box office noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” combines the story’s classic elements — glass slippers, 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.
One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most popular titles, this musical version of “Cinderella” was written for television — debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with “Cinderella,” Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s legendary musicals include OKLAHOMA!, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music.
Mr. 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 creative team includes scenic design by Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by six-time Tony Award-winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.
Cinderella is sponsored by the Cabell County Commission, WV Department of Education, Marshall Orthopaedics, Chase Bank, Sammons Adams Orthodontics, Intercultural Affairs at Marshall University, I Heart Radio, WSAZ, The Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University, and the Marshall Artists Series.
Other upcoming Marshall Artists Series presentations include:
• At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, Presented by Student Activities at Marshall University, and Brickstreet Insurance, SNL Alums Steve Martin & Martin Short reunite at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Plan to experience an evening of nonstop laughter. Having recently released a Netflix special — “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life,” the two veteran comedians are now out on tour performing across the country as they recall their careers, influences, and most memorable encounters. Presented through a combination of stand-up, musical numbers, and conversations about their lives in show business, it’s sure to be a hilarious night full of fun that you won’t soon forget. Tickets are $197, $120 and $97.
• At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, Presented by Student Activities at Marshall University, The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns for its third year at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Every fall right after the festival is held in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival takes off on a world tour traveling to over 400 communities in 40 countries. Featuring the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, you can experience the thrills and challenges that inspire us all. Tickets are $10.
• At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, Get ready to rock out to the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, and many others as the Broadway hit Rock of Ages comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. The five-time Tony nominee, including Best Musical, is blazing across North America on its Tenth Anniversary Tour. Feel the Noise and Take Your Best Shot as the iconic musical captures the era that was 1980s Hollywood as Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to make their fantasies reality. Tickets are $98, $81, $71, and $64.
Tickets are on sale now. The Marshall Artists Series accepts all major credit cards. Tickets may be ordered via telephone by calling the box office at 304-696-6656. Tickets can also be ordered using Ticketmaster.com. The Marshall Artists Series box office is located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on 5th Avenue across from Marshall University’s Student Center. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Season tickets are also still available. For information call 304-696-3326.