Seton School CinderellaBy Cappies • Apr 15th, 2007 • Category: Cappies
Fol-de-rol and fiddle dee dee, fiddley faddley foddle. Seton School‘s vivacious production of Cinderella was anything but poppy cock and twoddle.
This version of the well-revered story of Cinderella and her Prince Charming was originally written for television in 1957 by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and was later adapted to the stage. It follows Cinderella, a sweet natured servant to her own house who is abused by her stepmother and stepsisters, as she transforms into the belle of the ball, leading the handsome prince to fall in love with her.
Bridget Mulhern tenderly embodied the sweetness, innocence, and idealism of Cinderella with energy and a lovely singing voice. She shone in her solo number “In My Own Little Corner” with fitting actions that showed dedication her character. King and Queen Gabe Duda and Mary Kate Vander Woude worked well together as the humorous and caring yet sometimes misdirected parents of the dashing Prince Charming, played by Alex Trujillo.
Prince Charming (Alex Trujillo) and Cinderella (Bridget Mulhern) share their feelings for one another during a walk in the Royal Gardens at the Ball.
Kelly Craige and Sarah Wykowski took on the outrageous stepsisters Portia and Joy with comedic perfection. The two went above and beyond in their portrayal of these quirky women, earning many laughs throughout the show. The Heralds Sean Bartnick and Johnny Myers were also a treat to watch, bringing massive amounts of energy each time they set foot onstage.
With such a large cast and limited space, the ensemble did well to lessen the chaos of group numbers by staying active and moving one section at a time rather than a full cast rushing around at once. Each member of the ensemble stayed active and coordinated throughout their time onstage, making distinct character choices and keeping with them.
Student costume coordinators Kelsey Kleb, Sierra Krynitsky, Mimi Myers, and Katie Lambrecht did a superb job with the costumes, especially those created for the leads, which were all very unique, detailed, and beautiful.
All in all, Seton School’s performance of Cinderella made for a very “lovely night.”
Reviewed by Hailey Lankowski of Woodrow Wilson High School.
This review was written by a Cappies high school critic. The Cappies were founded in 1999, for the purpose of celebrating high school theater arts and providing a learning opportunity for theater and journalism students. You can learn more at cappies.com.
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