By Rosemary Leonetti.
The fairy tale magic of the beloved classic “Cinderella” came to life in all its bibbidi-bobbidi glory, as Lynbrook’s West End School presented a musical production of “Disney’s Cinderella Kids,” the tale of a beautiful and kindhearted girl who after the death of her father is forced into servitude in her own home by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters.
The show began with an original prequel, written by music teacher Stella Kruh, which chronicled the birth of the beautiful and beloved baby Ella in song and dance.
After the curtain fell on “Ella, the Prequel,” the familiar Disney tale unfolded. Cinderella’s dream of attending the royal ball seemed all but impossible, until her fairy godmother appeared to turn a pumpkin into a royal coach and her mice friends into horses to transport her to the ball, where the prince fell instantly in love with her.
she fled at the stroke of midnight, the prince was left with nothing but her
glass slipper. But true love is not deterred, and after much searching, the
prince was finally reunited with his true love, and the stepmother and
stepsisters received their just rewards.
The show was directed by Jennifer Fazio and Larisa Castelli, with casting by Stella Kruh, costumes by Camile Duran, and scenery by KerriLynn Marullo and Deborah Story.