Seasoned actors can convey subtle emotions to the back row, even through their two-man horse costume. Watch pros at work with this GrouponLive deal to see Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, presented by Pittsburgh Musical Theater at Byham Theater. For $25, you get two tickets for adult seating in Gold Sections A or B (up to a $50.50 value). Child and student tickets are regularly half the adult ticket price. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 28, at 2 p.m.
When the first performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella aired on television in 1957, it captured the nation’s attention; nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population stayed home that Sunday to watch the classic tale unfold. Though the audience for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s stage production will be somewhat smaller than 107 million, the company tackles the venerable songbook with the same level of enthusiasm and imagination. Audiences are drawn into Cinderella’s daydreams as she sings about a life outside servitude and her tormenting stepfamily during the plucky strains of “In My Own Little Corner.” “Impossible; It’s Possible” signals the arrival of the heroine’s fairy godmother, who adds more than a dash of magic to the proceedings by transforming a plain yellow pumpkin into a golden carriage. Later in the show, Cinderella and the prince feel the first flutters of infatuation in the soaring “Ten Minutes Ago,” and finally fall in love with each other’s attractive rhetoric in “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s score swells with dipping waltzes, capturing both the regal and fantastical atmosphere of the fairytale world.
A nonprofit arts organization, Pittsburgh Musical Theater has energized the tapping of toes for more than two decades. The historic Byham Theater dates back to 1903, when the venue was originally erected as the Gayety Theater, and the show is sponsored by Clearview Federal Credit Union, which becomes apparent when Cinderella secures a loan for the down payment on her expensive glass slippers.