Congratulations to the Early Learning Centre students on their wonderful performances of Cinderella.
The girls performed four shows and a number of visiting schools enjoyed the Musical, including The Hutchins School, Mount Carmel College, Princes Street Primary and Sandy Bay Infant School, who attended the matinees. The evening performance saw an appreciative full house of parents, staff and family friends thoroughly captivated by the Early Childhood Musical.
The musical tells the classic tale of Cinderella living with her stepmother and two stepsisters, Drizella and Anastasia, who make her do all of the housework and chores. Meanwhile, across town in the castle, the King determines that his son, Prince Charming, should find a suitable bride. He invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a Fancy Dress Ball. Cinderella has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice, led by Jaq, Gus and Perla, lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball.
Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother appears and transforms a pumpkin into a carriage and her rags into a beautiful ball gown so Cinderella can attend the ball. Cinderella dances with the Prince at the ball, but at the stroke of midnight she leaves in haste leaving her glass slipper behind.
The Prince sends his Duke to search the kingdom for the girl who fits the glass slipper and when he arrives at the stepmother’s house, Drizella and Anastasia insist that the slipper fits them, but it does not. The Duke asks Cinderella to try the slipper but her stepmother trips him and smashes the slipper to pieces. The Fairy Godmother returns and Cinderella reveals the matching glass slipper and Prince Charming and Cinderella live happily ever after.
The Year 2 girls filled the major roles.
Pia Radenti and Olivia Farquer where the story narrators, Estella Fitzallen played Cinderella with her mice helpers, Hannah Durdin as Gus, Sophia Wiggins, as Jaq, and Jewel Hurst as Perla. Neeka Mirkazemi played the part of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. Matilda Cummings filled the part of the Stepmother and the two stepsisters were Madeline Traill, who played Drizella, and Keala Hayes, who played Anastasia. Julie Tarsesi was Prince Charming, Olivia Wilson took the role of the King, Maggie Campbell the Grand Duke, Mollie Davis the Herald and Madalena Tupua was the Town Crier.
The Prep students were little mice helpers, Year 1 students dancers at the ball while the Year 3 and Year 4 girls sang in the choir.
The Cinderella performance was fantastic. Congratulations go to all involved in making the production such a success.