Cinderella Director’s Note

Cinderella Director’s Page
Impossible things are happening everyday! Welcome to the magical
opening of the 2007 Putnam County Playhouse season. It is with
this magical show that Lita and myself find us reunited off the
stage as co-directors. Lita began her love affair with PCP in
the 1971 production of Hello Dolly portraying Ernestina Money.
Her latest appearance onstage was as the Cat in the Hat in last
years Seussical. She has been an actress, choreographer,
assistant director or director in such PCP shows as: Gypsy,
Annie, 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, West Side Story, The Odd
Couple (Female Version) and many more. Lita has also directed at
the Community Theatre of Clay County. She owns and operates the
Dance Workshop in Greencastle, IN. I have come full circle being
the director of 2007’s Cinderella. My Putnam County Playhouse
debut was with the 1979 production staged at Greencastle High
School’s McAnally Center as a member of the chorus. Last year
found me onstage with Lita portraying Horton the Elephant in
Seussical. I have been involved onstage or offstage with other
such productions at PCP including: Play It Again Sam, Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, 42nd Street, Funny
Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Wizard of Oz and numerous
others throughout the years. I have also appeared and directed at
the Community Theatre of Clay County and ventured to the Civic
Theatre of Indianapolis to sing and dance in 27 performances of
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Enough about us let’s talk about
our show. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is
reborn with Cinderella. Our production will follow the classic
version with a strong influence on cartoonish characters to add
to the presence of the fairy tale. Cinderella was originally
presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, A remake
in 1997 starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her
Fairy Godmother added an upbeat twist to the classic story. Note
to stepsisters – watch this version!!! Many magical surprises are
in store for our version of the classic love story and the
transformation scene will be one of the most magical seen inside
the barn. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the stage or a new
face to our family, we can’t wait for you to audition and become a
part of the magic. This show melts everyone’s heart when the glass
slipper fits! See you at auditions! Brad J
Audition notes:
We prefer that you sing a Broadway tune from a show other than
Cinderella that is a style close to that of the character you are
auditioning for. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy
to move in. Step-sisters you might want to wear heels. There will
be a basic dance audition.
We will be casting from ages 5 -????.
We will sing, dance, read and sing some more at auditions.
We are looking for all back stage and technical help too