Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Iconic Cinderella Musical Is Coming To Sydney Next Year

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


Opera Australia and Crossroads Live have announced that the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is finally making its way to Australia. The beloved musical will open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from May 20 next year, and at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from October 23.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Australia shows

This lavish stage adaptation is one for the books. Featuring an incredible orchestra, mesmerising set and costume design and phenomenal transformations, the musical will transport you straight back to your childhood.

Leading the cast will be Shubshri Kandiah (Aladdin, Fangirls) as Cinderella, Ainsley Melham (Merrily We Roll Along, Aladdin) as Prince Topher and Silvie Paladino (Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables) as Marie, the Fairy Godmother.

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When Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella first aired on TV in 1957, it was viewing by a staggering 100 million people. It was subsequently remade for television twice, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and again in 1997, starring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The musical has since been adapted for stage first premiering in New York in 2013.

Stuart Ayres, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney said that the production of Cinderella would bring a much-needed boost to the economy.

“Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a spectacular modern adaptation of a much-loved favourite and will appeal to many audiences, from young fans to seasoned theatre-goers, who will enjoy the magic of much loved classic with a contemporary twist,” he added.


You can also rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It’s Possible and Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?

The production is set to be the continued collaboration between Opera Australia and Crossroads Live, after the two brought The King and I — another Rodgers + Hammerstein classic to our shores.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a sublime, magical experience with a fairytale setting that is also highly regarded to be incredibly faithful to its source material. Join the waitlist here.



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