I grew up loving Cinderella. I remember we have a betamax of every Disney Princess story when i was a child. And we would watch it every weekend (seriously, that never fails). I know the songs and scripts by heart
Last night I was able to watch the $2M musical production. It was so great. Lea's flawless voice was always topped with an applause everytime she would end her song. I think it is my first time to watch her live. (yeah, loser me)
I love the musical play. How they sing, they dance, they act, their every move, their everything! It was quite nostalgic as i remember college, when we were preparing for our dramafest. The efforts were very high but it was all worth it after the fest, after the applaud
There are some things though that i was looking forward to that i didnt see. One would be Cinderelly's opening song ( A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true. ) The song is just so nice. But surpriseingly, i know most of the songs and so there are times that i would sing along then i would just feel a hand on my mouth to stop me for such crime. (thanks friend, for saving me from shame) Then they replaced her step sisters name, from Anastacia and Drizella it was Joy and Portia. It still fits their character though.
The lighting was very great too, very playful and goes along very well with the music. The orchestra below is plays so great too. The acting isnt that bad, they made it very funny even the scripts.
We were seated at Balcony II, front row and before the play started i was peeking down below and checking how many seats are still vacant and instead of looking at vacant seats i fixed my eyes on some guest that have just arrived. Theyr so beautiful and they are stunningly fashionable, theyr about 3-5 years of age and accompanied by their moms. I saw about 3 kids who dress like Cinderella with tiaras and wands and glitter. They are so cute, i wish i could have worn something like that :) During the play i was concern coz they were a couple of kissing scene from Cinderella and Prince Christopher that wowed they crowd (or should i say cheesed the crowd, is there such a term?) I guess their moms covered their eyes, haha!
The play was very funny and magical in a way. They did a good job in making the pumpkin the grand carriage, the mice into people horses that dance very well, the two mouse friend of Cinderella into the coach man and the foot man. I especially love the spectacular stage designs on each scenes and the fabulous wardrobes of the people at ball. ( i really wish to be invited in a ball)
The play ended as expected, the shoe fit Cinderella's foot and the Prince married her. I find the play not exclusive to young people but also to those that are young at heart and those who wish and have faith in what they wish for.. the impossible thing.. that happens everyday