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Directed by Robert Currier

Cinderella and her Ugly Stepsisters

Producer’s Perspective:

We had long wanted to try our hand at a holiday panto. Bob had introduced me to this delicious form of English holiday entertainment while traveling in the U.K., and we both loved the vitality of spirit these fun shows created across generations, their inclusiveness, their topicality. The energy of the panto felt to us like a direct descendent of the energy that must have existed at the Globe in Shakespeare’s day. And of course, the style of wacky humor was right up Bob’s directoral alley.

An amazing woman – Luce Mercer – allowed our dream of a panto to come true. Luce purchased the old Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Mill Valley and through sheer force of will (and tremendous infusions of her own time, energy and cash), was turning it into a premiere performance location which today hosts all sorts of comedy shows, play readings, benefits and musical events. At that time, Luce was eager to try out any sort of performance and, bless her heart, she offered the space to us for free.


Cast of Characters

Fairy Godmother
Baron Hardup, her father
Buttons, their trusty servant
The Queen Mother
Prince Charming
Dandini, his buddy
Withers, a Footman

Fairy and Fox
Fairies and Mice
Fairy and Frog  

Laura Le Bleu
Rachel Brown
Chris Hammond
John Ficarra*
Laura Le Bleu
Scott Daniel
Nikolai Lokteff
Danny Slomoff
Richard Ryan
Adam Venker
Elise Freiberg
Kelsey Gottschalk
Remy Mercer-Slomoff
Scott Spalding
Jake Vial-Golden
Elizabeth Scofield
Gabrielle Mercer-Slomoff, Mari Vial-Golden
Julianna Pickman-Thoon

Production Team:

Artistic Director - Robert Currier
Managing Director - Lesley Currier
Executive Producer - Luce Mercer
Stage Manager - Joy Meads
Musical Director - Stuart Rabinowitsh
Choreographer - Holly Howard
Costume & Prop Design - Denise Kirchner
Set Designer - Steve Coleman
Lighting Designer - Ellen Brooks
Sound Designer - Billie Cox

* Member of Actor's Equity Association

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