Have a ball with FST’s all-new adaptation of Cinderella! This magical production brings the classic fairy tale to life with a contemporary twist. Enjoy the story you love with even more added fun, including a soundtrack of contemporary pop hits, audience interaction, slapstick humor, and more. Will Cinderella be able to escape her cruel stepmother and stepsisters and finally get her happily ever after with Prince Charming? Find out in this music-filled re-imagining of the timeless tale.
Cinderella by Sarah Durham will play Saturdays and Sundays, October 9, 2021 - November 27, 2021 in FST's Keating Theatre. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale and can be purchased by clicking the buttons above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW and see all 4 Children's Theatre shows for ONLY $20!
Run Time: 50 minutes
FOR YOUR SAFETY: For patrons age 12 and older, proof of a recent negative COVID test and valid photo ID are required for entry. If preferred, patrons may volunteer proof of vaccination as an alternative to testing. Masks are required for all, ages six and up, regardless of vaccination status. Children's Theatre Productions are socially-distanced.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:
Playwright | Sarah Durham
Director | Jason Cannon
Choreographer | BillyD Hart
Music Director | Michelle Neal
Costume Design | Lea Umberger
Scenic Design | Lea Umberger
Stage Manager | Beck Trumbull
FACIA LEE (Ella) is a Florida native and has been performing since she was about 6 years old. She grew up in church with her mom, dad, and three brothers. FST: On The Road Again. Other credits include Macbeth (Macduff), Big Fish (Sandra and The Witch), and in Mary Poppins (Mrs. Corry and the Bird Woman). Facia attended Florida School of the Arts for her AS and AA degrees in musical theatre, then transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic University to receive her BA in musical theatre. Facia is excited and grateful to begin her professional career at FST.
CHASE WALKER (Prince Charming) is originally from San Diego, California, however, he moved around frequently while growing up in a military family. In 2020, Chase graduated from Rollins College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, with emphases in musical theatre and directing. Some of his favorite roles include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Avenue Q (Rod), and Sweet Charity (Oscar). He also directed a production of Stephen Karam’s Speech and Debate in 2019. Outside of theatre, Chase enjoys photography, exploring nature, traveling, and learning other languages.
ARIEL FRIENDLY (Fairy Godmother) is a recent graduate of Emory & Henry College where she received her BFA degree in Musical Theatre where she has done shows from classical Musicals like State Fair to the more contemporary side of Legally Blonde. She has also had the opportunity to work on productions that were world premieres. She is so excited to play the role of the Fairy Godmother. She grew up listening to Whitney Houston, so playing a role she also played means the world to her, and she can’t wait to have the time of her life doing this.
RACHEL BIGGS (Wicked Stepmother) Rachel grew up in Lubbock, TX. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Some of her favorite roles include playing Fred Tinker, a cheerful elf, at the amusement park Santa’s Village, Jeanie in Hair, Hermia/ Snug/The Fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Abridged Tour, Sadie/Kate in TEXAS!, Petra in A Little Night Music, and more! Rachel is thrilled to be an Acting Apprentice here at FST!
ADIAN CHAPMAN (Deb) is a 23-year-old actor/comedian from Galax Virginia. He is a recent graduate of Radford University with a focus in acting, directing and playwriting. His favorite roles so far are Gussie Fink Nottle in Jeeves in Bloom and Captain Mike in Wonder of the World. He is beyond excited for his time at Florida Studio Theatre.
EDDIE WEAVER (Barb) is a 22-year-old college graduate from Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Columbus State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, with a concentration in Performance and Directing. FST: On The Road Again. He’s performed in a number of shows ranging from Once on this Island to Detroit ‘67’. Recently, he has displayed his directing capabilities at the annual Columbus State University One Act Festival Directing For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls by Christopher Durang.
FST's Keating Theatre is located on the corner of Palm and Cocoanut Avenues. For GPS purposes, use the address of 1241 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. For a map of FST buildings and venues, please see below. For more information, please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.