Need an excuse to dress up like a fairy princess? Here are four ways to see the belle of the ball in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Cinderella: The Tale of the Glass Slipper
Casa Mañana Theatre‘s version of Cinderella opens this weekend. You know the story: Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s dreams come true.
Recommended for: This play is suitable for all audiences.
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When: March 20-April 5
Where: Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 West Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Meet a real-life Cinderella at Arlington’s Cinderella Charity Ball. The event, set for April 4 at the Arlington Convention Center, is Arlington’s oldest continuing social and charitable event. Twenty young ladies try to raise the most money in a seven-week campaign. The one who raises the most money is crowned Miss Cinderella at a formal presentation ceremony attended by more than 1,000 guests.
Recommended for: 13 and older
When: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Where: Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
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Disney’s new live action film of the fairy tale has already garnered big box office numbers for the studio. It’s a tried-and-true telling filled with elaborate settings and beautiful ball gowns. Many youngsters are attending the movie dressed up in their finest princess outfit. And, why not?
Recommended for: All ages
Rated: PG (mild thematic elements)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden
Running time: 112 min.
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Cinderella at Bass Hall
This summer, see the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical at Bass Hall. This lush production features all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”
Recommended ages: 10 and older
When: June 23-28
Where: Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth
Maricar Estrella, 817-390-7720