Cinderella comes to Woodside


Woodside Drama Boosters

Woodside’s “Cinderella: Enchanted Edition” opens on March 17th.

Ollie O'Toole, Staff Writer

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is coming to Woodside from March 17th to March 26th with a very talented student cast. 

Drama teacher and director Barry Woodruff is working hard with his cast to put together this year’s musical. The cast is working on learning to dance and sing together so that they can make the ball feel authentic. Mr.Woodruff says they will definitely achieve that.

“We have a really, really excellent cast,” Woodruff said. “Everybody’s so nice, the kids are so nice. They work together really well.”

Despite the talent of the cast, there are a lot of challenges, including teaching the cast to waltz, singing in a six-part harmony, and getting the props to function properly. 

“There are some real challenges with trying to create mice and a cat that are in the scene, but they’re not going to be people so they’re going to be puppets of some kind,” Woodruff said.  “We will [also] have a pumpkin [carriage]. The pumpkin will turn into a carriage, and that’s a big deal.”

Though it will be tough, Woodruff is very excited about the finished product. He says he is excited about the message that it will give off. 

“The message is that everybody deserves to be treated with kindness,” Woodruff said. “The empowering part is everybody dreams, but you gotta follow it up with a little proactiveness.”

The show will be played on March 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, and 26th in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday show will be played at 2 p.m. To get more information, go to the Drama boosters website. 

“The drama booster page has all the information: there’s a big blurb on our version of the play and everything,” Woodruff said.