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.' More…
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
See it if you want to see a fun show for all ages. Children and adults will enjoy the humor. The show sends a great and moving message to all kids.
Don't see it if you only want to see serious shows geared to an adult audience. Also if you don't like to be in an audience partially filled with kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
See it if You love goofy physical adult comedy and song, dance and drag (which might not be apparent to children).
Don't see it if You are too stuffy too enjoy the absurd
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).
See it if You're a fan of LGBTQ family theater or you just wanna have a good laugh. It's a light play with a different twist on a fairytale classic.
Don't see it if You're expecting a big production with elaborate plots or just don't like LGBTQ family theater.
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.
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