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Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful
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Critics
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4 reviews
Members
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72 reviews
 

Ragtag Theatre Company presents an encore run of this musical romp inspired by 'Cinderella,' done in the style of commedia dell'arte. Formerly known as 'The Commedia Cinderella.'

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From the folks behind 'The Commedia Rapunzel' comes this fairy-tale spoof. Follow a troupe of poor traveling "Italian" actors as they mount a musical inspired by the well-known story, with daffy llamas, roller-skating fairy godmothers, selfie-taking stepsisters, Carol Channing, and furry kicks standing in for the traditional glass slippers.

 

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Reviews (76)

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90
Avg Score

90
BroadwayWorld

for a previous production "'The Commedia Cinderella' is filled with whimsy and laughs...With freedom to experiment and no semblance of a fourth wall in place, the audience is also part of the show...With all the colorful zaniness happening on stage, it is easy for members of the audience to become fully absorbed in the hilarity of the performance. And, through the power of laughter the impactful social messages of the piece are easy to digest." Full Review

100
On Stage Blog

for a previous production "As strong as the cast are individually, as a unit, they are herculean...Part of what makes this show so endearing is how they interact with the audience...Incredibly witty verbal gags, savvy as all heck flow like jealousy at a bridal shower...I can’t think of a single negative thing to say about this show, even for the sake of balance. A stellar cast, a script to die for, and a reckless silliness powered by good taste and native wit." Full Review

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Says Me Says Mom

for a previous production “Definitely not just for children. It may possibly be the funniest version of ‘Cinderella’ ever presented on stage...If you like your heroines with a little more spunk, and you want to see a Cinderella who is not just meekly sitting around wishing for her prince to come, but is active, feisty and has a mind of her own, then you will love this show…A really fun show, and a greatly entertaining way to spend an hour or two.” Full Review

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Mommy Poppins

for a previous production "A raucous and rambunctious adaption of the timeless fairy tale...'Commedia Cinderella' kept us in giggles, even if some of the jokes flew right over my kids' heads...The pace of the play is also a bit fast and at times, frenetic, which may not sit well with all children, while others will love the energy of it...It's definitely worth seeing for the adventurous family looking for something fresh." Full Review

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Avg Score

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like modern, clever rewrite of classic children's drama reinforcing independent, positive girls' self-image. This trick not just 4 kids!

Don't see it if you do not enjoy seeing hour plus (length varies as audience response) silliness with kids and adults squealing happily (adults are loudest)

85
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy slapstick and improv. Not really a children's show but they seemed to enjoy it. Funny take on Cinderella.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with lots of kids in the audience, audience participation, lots of slapstick and amusing repartee.

79
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like cute, entertaining, wholesome theater with a bit of improv

Don't see it if you are looking for something edgier or don't want to be surrounded by kids

100
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like fractured fairy tales, enjoy audience participation, or just want a great day at the theatre.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

65
Funny, Confusing, Overrated

See it if If you like to be part of the show, they will ask for suggestions and the jokes were funny.

Don't see it if You like bigger shows, this is a small theater with a little audience.

94
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want your imagination tickled

Don't see it if you're boring

85
For a previous production
Dizzying, Raunchy, Cliched, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you can allow gut-wrenching laughter from silly improv to take you places you've never been before in live theater. These sick bitches SLAY.

Don't see it if risque humor on any level (EVERY level here) & improv turns you off. Sam LaFrage is a comedic force, along w/his deliciously raucous troop.

100
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a different kind of Cinderella story. You like slapstick humor. You want to laugh. You want to enjoy yourself.

Don't see it if You want the typical Cinderella story. You don't want to laugh. You don't like slapstick humor. You want a grande production.

Also I had a great time. I enjoyed this production a lot it is not just for... Read more Read less

98
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You love comedy and different takes on fairytales. An empowering version of Cinderella. Not just for kids! I LOVED it!

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor, are homophobic, hate kids in an audience.

95
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you like shows that are very tightly-written; you enjoy slapstick humor; you have a strong inner child or a real child with you

Don't see it if you are looking for soul-searching theater; you need big production values

96
For a previous production
Clever, Enchanting, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like silly over the top comedy take on fairy tales with great songs and interaction w/kids and fun, even if you're like way over 9yrs

Don't see it if You don't like farce, fairy tales or being a non serious child again.

79
For a previous production
Original, Clever, Dizzying, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a slightly over the top show with fourth wall breaks, adult humor, and a story with starts and stops for pure comedic reasons

Don't see it if You can't just sit back and have fun with a little bit of absurdity. Maybe too much adult humor? You'd have to ask a parent about that one.

80
For a previous production
Clever, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a different take on a classic. The show is made for a mixed audience of kids and adults.

Don't see it if you are expecting your typical Cinderella story.

88
For a previous production
Funny, Original, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a really fresh funny original spin on Cinderella

Don't see it if you are faithful to the Disney version of the show.

90
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh, and enjoy lots of pop-culture references. No worries if you don't like fairy tales, there's very little "Cinderella"!

Don't see it if you don't like sharing the theater with little kids, or if you don't like when the fourth wall is broken (it happens a lot).

70
For a previous production
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you have young children, or you want to check out some broad comedy

Don't see it if you're expecting an adult take on Cinderella. This is an interactive play good for families with young kids.

90
For a previous production
Funny, Enchanting, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you like witty, family-friendly humor that is just as entertaining for adults as it is for kids. This is high-energy fun fun fun!

Don't see it if you hate fairytales, hate LGBTQIA friendly productions, hate feminist morals, and don't condone being weird and loving who you are.

95
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want an absolutely lovely, unexpectedly clever and entertaining show. Absolutely not just for kids-I know we adults got more out of it!

Don't see it if You'd prefer a straight telling of the tale-not a Comedia del Arte presentation w/modern references, gags, double entendres or anything gay.

80
For a previous production
Hilarious, Fun, Participatory, Madcap, Zany

See it if you want to laugh out loud non-stop -- the players are clearly having a ball, and their joy & enthusiasm is as contagious as the zika virus!

Don't see it if you're expecting fleshed-out parodies of Hamilton or Star Wars as implied by the show description -- those references were truly fleeting.

81
For a previous production
Funny, Original, Hilarious

See it if You like silly jokes and references

Don't see it if If you think your toddler might enjoy it

95
For a previous production
Quirky, Resonant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you are ready to laugh non-stop, you want edgy and snarky family-friendly fun, you love clowning around

Don't see it if you're a serious soul, you don't like kids in the audience, you don't like over-the-top dramatic absurdity

78
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if I took my two 7yr old nieces to see this musical/play and they enjoyed it. It was there first time to a musical.

Don't see it if Kids will think its funny

95
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You like to see a "modern" version of Cinderella, where the adults get as much out of the show as the kids. And that there is a modern moral

Don't see it if You have no humor, are a depressed person, or think that the only Cinderella is the Disney Cinderella.

92
For a previous production
Funny, Original, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like LGBTQ productions, appreciate "out there" humor, want to laugh

Don't see it if You are wanting to see a traditional "Cinderella" story

95
For a previous production
Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are young or old and love life and having fun!

Don't see it if You are looking for a typical classical theatrical show