-It’s the stuff that dreams are made of…the lovely story of Cinderella, playing October 28-Nov. 16, at the new beautiful Leddy Center on Ladd’s Lane in Epping. This musical telling of the classic fairytale was created by Rodgers and Hammerstein for television in 1957. Little did they know that it would transfer from the small screen to the stage and become such a wonderfully magical and popular production, enjoying many incarnations through the years. Directed by Elaine Gatchell, with musical direction by Bruce Gatchell, and accompaniment by Joseph Rojek, Leddy Center’s production of this magical show features the beauty and exquisite talent of Melissa Ransdell of Newmarket in the title role, with Mark Tuomanen of Kensington as her handsome Prince Charming. Becky Rush of Manchester plays the magical Fairy Godmother, while Carol Rodis of Doveris the stepmother and Alice Snow of Dover is Joy. Emma Kleinman of Exeter is Portia. Greg deZarn-O’Hare of Fremont is the King and Jennifer Batchelder of Farmington is the Queen, all backed up by an outstanding cast of 35, singing and performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s memorable music. Also playing a starring role in the production is the beautiful set; a giant Fairytale Storybook, beautifully designed and painted by Chris Dupere of Candia.

Cinderella is sponsored by Core Physicians and McDonald’s of Epping and Raymond, and will be presented October 28 through November 16. Performances are Friday evenings at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2pm, with one Wednesday 2pm matinee on November 9. School shows are Nov. 2 and Nov. 16, at 9am and 11:30am. To reserve tickets, go on line 24/7 at leddycenter.org or visit or call the box office at 603-679-2781, Monday through Friday, from 3pm-5pm. Tickets are $18. and $16., depending upon seating. Schools need a minimum of 8 students for school shows and school show tickets need to be reserved through the box office during office hours. Cinderella is sponsored in part by Seacoast Coke and THE SHARK at 102.1 and 105.3 FM.
Leddy Center is a 501c3 NH Arts and Education organization.

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