November 27, 2013 |
For its 10th annual panto, People's Light and Theatre Company reprises its most successful venture into that festive British form: 2008's Cinderella . For audiences (with or without children) who missed the Barrymore-winning show its first time around, and those curious about all the panto fuss, the return engagement helps explain why this theatrical variant has been a holiday favorite across the pond since the 18th century. Despite its name, the panto - shortened from pantomime - has nothing to do with silent mimes, and everything to do with a raucous good time.
September 4, 1999 |
CBS has found its Cinderella. After a long search that CBS News had dubbed "Operation Glass Slipper," ABC's Jane Clayson has been named Bryant Gumbel's co-anchor of the new Early Show, CBS sources say. It will launch Nov. 1. CBS plans to make the announcement at a star-studded New York news conference Tuesday. A CBS News spokeswoman yesterday declined comment. Clayson, 32, an L.A.-based correspondent, reports mainly for Peter Jennings' ABC World News Tonight. Clayson has covered several major stories for ABC, including Bob Dole's 1996 Presidential campaign, the 747 crash in Guam and the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
June 16, 1995 |
Little girls in frilly dresses packed the Academy of Music on Wednesday night for the Pennsylvania Ballet's opening night of Cinderella. I don't know what these little women made of this take on the fairy tale, but one big one's view is that here's another version that fails to overcome the weaknesses of Prokofiev's justly maligned and rather boring score. You'd think he'd write the best music for the title character, right? But no, there's more music for the stepsisters in this ballet, characters who have been danced in drag in more versions than this one. The choreography is by Ben Stevenson, the artistic director of the Houston Ballet.
June 16, 1994 |
Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley will offer two children's shows every Saturday beginning in July. And They Lived Happily Ever After . . . Or the True Story of Cinderella opens at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Frog Prince opens July 2 as the theater's afternoon show. The children's musical offers a new spin on the classic tale of Cinderella and her mean stepsisters and stepmother, featuring a nearsighted fairy godmother, running shoes and a plumbing wrench. The story was written by Hedgerow resident playwright Gwen Armstrong, along with Deborah DeHart and Austin Nichols.
June 23, 1997 |
There are role reversals aplenty in La Cenerentola, the opera Gioachino Rossini and librettist Jacopo Ferretti based more on 19th-century opera versions than on the 17th-century fairy tale we know in English as Cinderella. For a start, there's no wicked stepmother. Cinderella has a greedy stepfather. And when cindergirl, here Angelina, needs to get dolled-up for the ball, whom does she turn to but an unexpected godfather - Alidoro, aide to Prince Ramiro, who spends a lot of time pretending he's a servant.
October 11, 1986 |
When it comes to Philadelphia bands making it big, it started out as the Year of the Hooters, with a waxing John Eddie and a waning Robert Hazard. No one, save a hard core of 500 devotees who packed the Empire Rock Club in Northeast Philadelphia and the Galaxy nightclub in Somerdale every weekend, seemed much interested in a hard-rock quartet from the suburbs. Yet with little more than word-of-mouth and MTV airplay, Cinderella's debut album, Night Songs, not only has worked its way to the No. 13 spot on Billboard's national Top 100 album chart, but it went gold (sales of 500,000)
February 10, 2000 |
ROSSINI'S "LA CENERENTOLA" ("Cinderella"), presented by the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Stephen Lord conducting. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23, 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27 at Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets. Tickets:$20-135. Info: 215-893-1999. MOZART'S "COSI FAN TUTTE," presented by the Academy of Vocal Arts with Christofer Macatsoris conducting the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra. Performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, at Helen Corning Warden Theatre, 1920 Spruce St., and at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at Centennial Hall, Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave. Tickets $32, $27 for seniors and students.
August 20, 1987 |
Among the more intriguing stories of Week 1 at the Pan Am Games was that of swimmer Anthony Nesty, who won a gold medal for Suriname in the men's 100- meter butterfly. It was the first-ever medal for Suriname in Pan Am competition, and considering that the country has only one swimming pool, Nesty's accomplishment seemed all the more stunning. As it turned out, Nesty's background wasn't nearly as deprived as his country's. He graduated from high school in Jacksonville, Fla., where there is more than one swimming pool, and will enter the University of Florida as a freshman next month.
March 16, 1991 |
John Chaney says there is absolutely no chance for a letdown by his Temple Owls when they play Cinderella-like Richmond this afternoon in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Cole Field House. "The only thing I remember about Richmond is that they kicked our butt the last time we played them," said Chaney. "You can be an elephant or a rat, it doesn't matter so long as it's kicking your butt. " Most experts figured that if the Owls got past their first-round game Thursday with Purdue, their second-round opponent would be Syracuse.