The WHS Players to feature their presentation of Cinderella

Beginning March 13th and running through March 16th the stage in the Valjean M. Olenn Auditorium at Wells High School will come to life with the student production of the musical Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, which is based upon the fairy tale, Cinderella.  

“The talented cast and crew of Cinderella have worked tirelessly since the beginning of January to bring the magic of this timeless classic to life,” commented Director Andrew Lopez. “The magic of ‘Happily ever after’ is a timeless theme enjoyed by young and old alike!”  

The musical is co-produced by Ms. Andrea Hernandez and Alex Bediarian who is also the Assistant Director to Mr. Lopez.

“Our students have been professional, focused, and well prepared…I am very pleased with this production because it has lots to do (with) our ensemble members,” commented Bediarian. “The ensemble has three major dance numbers which keeps even the smaller parts engaged throughout the run. Join us for an enchanted evening in which dreams come true." 

In Paris, France the character of Cinderella came into focus in Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tale, "Histoires ou contes du temps passe" with a character we recognize today as Cinderella.  In this tale, Perrault introduced the familiar props of the story including a large pumpkin, a fairy godmother, and glass slippers.   

This WHS production features a cast of thirty-four supported by a stage crew of twelve.   Some of the principal cast members include Elana Vennard as Cinderella, Sam Coleman as Prince Charming and Sarah Jarry as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother.

Showtimes are Wednesday 3/13 at 3 p.m., Thursday 3/14 at 6:30 p.m., Friday 3/15 at 7 p.m., and Saturday 3/16 at 2 p.m.  The Wednesday matinee is free admission for students and seniors and $5 for all others.  For the Thursday through Saturday shows tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors

Cast members:  From left to right are Kam Tufts (King), Anne Michelle Randall (Queen), Sarah Jarry (Godmother), Sam Coleman (Prince), Elana Vennard (Cinderella), Caroline Dufort (Portia, standing), Livia DiDomenicantonio (Joy, kneeling), and Lila Sprague (Stepmother).