Bravo Company presents:
A new twist on a familiar story!
By: Amy Sowers
Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella with her glass slippers, Fairy Godmother, cruel stepfamily and her pumpkin coach. But what if Cinderella had a long lost twin brother living in the same kingdom with his own mean stepfamily? That is the basis of Charlie Lovett’s play, Twinderella, the Musical with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Of course, Cinderella’s twin brother Bob has his own Godfather (he ain’t no fairy) to help him travel to the kingdom’s festivities. The festivities include Prince Percy’s all-kingdom baseball game and Princess Petunia’s birthday gala. As the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella and Bob run away from the baseball game, each leaving behind a shoe, of course.
Cinderella is played by Ava Czahor and her brother Bob is played by Owen Brown. The much loathed stepmother is played by Delaney Hart who recently performed in The Merry Wives of Windsor at Conroe’s Shakespeare in the park. Her equally unpleasant daughters are played by Amy Massey and Alexa Barreda. Bob’s evil stepfather is Connor Kelley and his cruel sons are brought to life by Ashley Wienecke and Keali Krueger. The lovely Fairy Godmother is Grace Schexnayder and the Godfather is the hilarious Maximillian Hart. The Godfather’s two sidekicks are played by Brianna Syphrett and Audrianna Brown. Fairy Godmother is assisted by three enchanted gerbils brought to life by Sloan Zuelke, Christina Mosquecho and Korbyn Scott.
The king is Jered Stowe who also performed in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the queen, who is the real power behind throne, is Codie Wagers. Their children, Prince Percy and Princess Petunia are played by Canon Chrisenberry and Emily Beeson. The Royal Court includes Lucy Hahn, Lorelin Webb, Hayden Coker, Harper Coker, Brianna Brown, Rylee Brown, Kory Webb and Dahlyla Tyson.
The show opens as Narrators Rheanna O’Keefe and Brandon Mathieson begin to tell the story to a groups of children played by Natalie Murphy, Maddyx O’Hagan, Leighton Spencer, Cheyanne Williams, Ava Gonzales and Austin Krueger. Austin Krueger and his sister Keali performed in the Stage Right production A Charlie Brown Christmas last December. Alec Arabzadeh plays Lou, the UPS guy, Ginger Brown is the Sportscaster and Emily Mathieson is Old Matilda, a woman keeps trying to divulge an important secret, but no one will listen to her.
Directed by Amy Sowers, this wacky and entertaining show is May 11 at 7:00 and May 12 at 2:00 at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (936) 441-7469 or by going online to crightontheatre.org. Adult tickets are $12.00 and student tickets are $6.00. Twinderella is choreographed by Devin Norwood. The musical director is Christina Hart and the assistant director is Aaron Herrera.
Bravo Company is the educational wing of Stage Right, the residential theater company at the Crighton Theatre. Acting classes are offered from September through May. The students perform at least twice a year onstage at the Crighton Theatre. For more information, go to stage-right.org.