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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Call Me Maybe: live with the company of Neptune Theatre’s Cinderella

Cinderella plays at Neptune Theatre's Fountain Hall through January 4, 2024.

Last seen on stage in 2019, Neptune Theatre is bringing its version of Cinderella back to its Fountain Hall stage for the holiday season.

Audiences can expect a show filled with incredible music, laughter, and a touch of fairy-tale magic. – Michelle Yu

No ordinary retelling of the classic fairy tale, Neptune’s artistic director, Jeremy Webb, reimagines the story as a musical pantomime, complete with audience interaction, pop culture and local references, and musical numbers that the entire audience will recognize.

Taking over the role of Cinderella in this production, Michelle Yu joins a cast of returning and new faces.

“Being a part of Cinderella has been a dream come true for me,” says Wu. “This timeless story has always held a special place in my heart, and I am thrilled to bring this strong, and loving character to life on stage. Audiences can expect a show filled with incredible music, laughter, and a touch of fairy-tale magic.”

The company of Neptune Theatre's Cinderella. Photo by David Hannigan.
The company of Neptune Theatre’s Cinderella. Photo by David Hannigan.

The choreographer for the original production, Stephanie Graham, returns for this production in the double role of director and choreographer.

“We’ve been having so much fun updating the script and finding new ways to enchant our audiences,” says Graham. “There’s a new song and some fresh surprises, and we’re all really looking forward to sharing in everyone’s holiday experience.”

Halifax Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was live at Neptune Theatre in downtown Halifax for a sneak peek at the show and to chat with Stephanie Graham (director & choreographer) and actors Michelle Yu (Cinderella) and Ryan Brown (Prince Charmin) to learn more.

Cinderella runs through January 7, 2024, at Neptune’s Fountain Hall. Visit neptunetheatre.com for tickets and information.

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