Bay High presents 'Cinderella' March 20-22

Cinderella cast members, clockwise, starting upper left: Katie Randazzo (stepmother), Maisie Kuh (stepsister), Jessica Cusimano (Fairy Godmother), Kerry O’Brien (stepsister); Kaitie Foley (Cinderella); and Peter Kotowski (Christopher, the handsome prince).

Bay High students will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, "Cinderella," Thursday through Saturday, March 20, 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Bay High Auditorium.

"The story is the fairytale we all love," said the production's director, Maryann Nagel. "But the dialogue and lyrics are a little more up to date. It is great fun to watch."

Cinderella, played by Kaitie Foley, is treated badly by her stepmother, played by Katie Randazzo, and stepsisters, played by Maisie Kuh and Kerry O’Brien. With the help of her Fairy Godmother (Jessica Cusimano), Cinderella is transformed into a princess in time to impress her prince (Peter Kotowski) and his parents, King Maximillian (Edward Hughes) and Queen Constantina (Colleen Kowalski). After the ball, the prince, with his trusted herald Lionel (Evan Kelly), work together to find the princess he loves.

Many Bay High students add to the music and fun. Playing villagers, merchants, maidens and palace guests are Alyse Arko, Alaina Banal, Katelyn Bleisath, Andrea Bliscik, Rachel Brumagin, Sarah Brumagin, Carlie Buettner, Lily Conover, Abbie Donovan, Reilly Gorby, Mandy Hoskins, Stephanie Jordan, Jocelyn Joseph, Paul Kotowski, Nick Loufman, Shannon Mann, Christina McGovern, Moira Meehan, Gavin Price, Megan Ramella, Shannon Robinson, Myranda Ruehl, Salem Stacey, Lilly Stradtman, Emily Taylor and Julia Thomas.

Playing woodland creatures are Charlie Adams, Claire Caskey, Carly Elliott, Jane Finley, Brian Hippler, CJ Hyland, Annalise Johnson, Olivia Langer, Mia Mager, James McDermott, Molly Mullahy, Christina Randazzo, Matthew Rising, Lauren Schwartz, Caroline Sirignano, Kendall Sirignano and Arabelle Skelly.

The Bay High pit orchestra provides instrumental accompaniment. The director is Maryann Nagel, an accomplished stage and screen actress and director, and the assistant director is Bay Village teacher and drama club adviser, Eileen Meehan.

Reserve seats are $10, general admission is $5. Reserve tickets can be purchased at the Bay High cafeteria Monday through Wednesday, March 17-19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by emailing General admission tickets will be available at the box office from 6:30 p.m. until curtain time or until the house is sold out.

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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