The enchanting story by Rodgers and Hammerstiein was originally presented on TV in 1957, starring Julie Andrews, and was the most widely viewed program in TV's history. Other small screen adaptations include the 1965 show starring Lesley and Warren and another remake in 1997 starring singers Brandy and Whitney Houston.
On stage, the Tri-Valley Rep will present the story with warmth and a touch of comedy in a performance that is suited for children and adults alike. The cast features Lindsay Pearce as Cinderella, Alex Orenberg as Prince Charming, Chris Olson as Stepmother, Morgan Breedveld as Stepsister Portia, Jenna Harris as Stepsister Joy, James Devreaux as Lionel, Christopher Zumaran as King, Jennifer Bell-Olson as Queen, Suzanne Henry as Fairy Godmother, and Ron Houk as Herald.
The ensemble cast includes Ryan Cairel, Sabrina Chaco, Hannah Conner, Linda Davis, Max DeSantis, Elizabeth Dimits, Jennifer Greene, Samantha Guittard, Melissa Heinrich, Meghan Hornbacker, Lauren Ho-Tseung, Ryker Johnson, Rebecca LaFleur, Steve McMoyler, Noah McMoyler, Stephanie Morris, Jordan Orlando, Emily Persson, Danielle Pierce, Nick Quintell, Wesley Rou, Jim Snell, Sara Stoebe, Braden Sweeney, Imani Wilson, and Mindy Zuckerman.
Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays for a total of nine performances starting Jan. 22 through Feb. 7. Tickets are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors over 60, and $25 for juniors (under 18). The Bankhead Theater is located at 2400 First St. in Livermore and will add $1.50 to the price of each ticket. Purchase them at www.livermoreperformingarts.org, by calling 373-6800 or at the box office.
To learn more about Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, call 462-2121 or visit www.trivalleyrep.com.