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‘Cinderella’ opens in Portland

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Left: Aria Pines, age 9 of Longfellow School, playing Yeh Shen, the Chinese Cinderella. Middle: Zoe Cheever, age 11 of East End Community, playing Broken Wing, the Mi’kmaq Cinderella. Right: Wilhelmina Ingwersen, age 11 of East End Communty, playing Vasilisa, the Russian Cinderella.

PORTLAND, Maine — “Cinderella: The World’s Favorite Fairy Tale” will open at 4 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St. Show times are at 4 p.m. Fridays, April 11, 18 and 25; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays, April 12, 19 and 26; and 4 p.m. Sundays, April 13 and 27. There will be April vacation week shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24. Tickets: $8 members/$9 visitors. 828-1234 ext 231 | Buy tickets here:

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is honored to present “Cinderella: The World’s Favorite Fairy Tale” by Lowell Swortzell. This is a special re-telling with the well-known Cinderella of Charles Perrault introducing the audience to characters with similar stories from other cultures. The audience will meet the Chinese Pear Blossom, Vasilisa of Russian folklore and Rough Faced Girl of the Mi’kmaq Native American Tribe. Pear Blossom, Vasilisa and Rough Faced Girl all have one thing in common; they are mistreated by their families; they yearn for a better life; and through patience, hard work and bravery they live happily ever after. The story is embedded with magical objects; Pear Blossom has a magic cow; Vasilisa has a talking doll and Rough Faced Girl sees the Invisible Hunter. This is the perfect show for those who love fairy tales and an opportunity for young actors and audiences alike to gain cultural perspective through this well-loved tale.