La Bella Cinderella by Claudia Haas

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About The Play


Minnesota Fringe Festival (Minneapolis, MN; photo by Kari Steinbach).

Comedy. 50-60 minutes. 3-4 females, 2-3 males (6 performers total, plus optional extras). Suitable for high school and older performers, and young audiences.

Premiered at the Minnesota Fringe Festival (directed by Kari Steinbach; Minneapolis, MN), and at the same time toured Prince George County Parks as winner of the Prince George County Children's Theatre Contest (Riverdale, MD). 

"There aren’t many Fringe offerings that are truly all-ages shows, but this is one and it’s very fun, even if attending kid-less. It’s an adaptation of 'La Cenerentola,' the Italian folk tale that inspired 'Cinderella' (and Rossini’s opera), but in Claudia Haas’s version, the title character is OCD about cleaning, which is too much for her stepmother but just right for an order-obsessed prince. It’s presented like the kind of comedies performed in Renaissance-era public squares, and is delivered with a light touch and plenty of kid-pleasing charm. They may even come away with the impression that cleaning is fun." - Ron Hubbard, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Printed Script: $6.95 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $6.50. Performance Royalties: $45.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $35.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Classroom Photocopy License: $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $50.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at info@youthplays.comNeed detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!

Synopsis

The Primo Pasta Players turn the Cinderella tale topsy-turvy with their own brand of zany, pasta-loving fun. Help the Players get ready for the ball, save our heroine from a wild boar, and stop the villainous clown from stealing the crown. There are opportunities to add music and dance, and in the end, silly rules the land!

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Did You Know?


Cary Nothnagel, like Alfred Hitchcock, makes cameo appearances in many of his productions—he last appeared as the Chiquita Banana girl for a running gag in Urinetown: The Musical