“Now go – to the ball. In the name of every girl who has ever wished to go to a ball in a beautiful dress. In the name of every girl who has ever wanted to change the world she lived in. Go! with the promise of possibility!”
– Fairy God Mother in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Tampa, Fla. – The Straz Center, Belle of the Ball Project and the company of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella are pleased to announce that through Sunday, Oct. 26, donations of formal gowns, shoes and accessories will be accepted at the Straz Center during the performances of the Tony-award winning production. The partnership benefits Belle of the Ball Project, a nonprofit organization that provides homecoming and prom dresses to young women in need.
This partnership is especially close to Cinderella cast member Danielle Jordan’s heart. Jordan, who is spearheading this initiative, references the following as part of her basis for inspiration: “Beauty in a woman is a rare treasure that will always be admired. Graciousness, however, is priceless and of even greater value. Without it nothing is possible; with it, one can do anything.” – Charles Perrault
Jordan explains, “The message of Cinderella is so inspiring and full of hope and possibilities. Being a part of this tour and sharing Ella’s spirit of kindness and generosity with the country is a dream come true. With this partnership, our goal is to spread the show’s message in a more tangible way, by providing items of beauty to girls who may not otherwise be able to afford them.” For additional information, please visit http://www.strazcenter.org/Events/1415_Broadway/Cinderella.aspx
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®– winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream … or a really great pair of shoes.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play Morsani Hall, Oct. 21-26. Performances are Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $56-$95 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org. Handling fees will apply.