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Four ways to see Cinderella in DFW

Lily James as Cinderella, left, and Richard Madden as the Prince in Disney's live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, "Cinderella."
Lily James as Cinderella, left, and Richard Madden as the Prince in Disney's live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, "Cinderella." Disney

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.

When: March 20-April 5

Where: Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 West Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Cost: $16-$35

Info: www.casamanana.org

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Miss Cinderella

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

Cost: $95

Info: www.CinderellaCharityBall.com

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Disney’s Cinderella

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.

Info: http://movies.disney.com/cinderella/

Read my review of the film.

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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

Cost: $44-$94

Info: http://www.basshall.com/

Maricar Estrella, 817-390-7720

Twitter: @maricare

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