NC Theatre’s Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
by Zack Smith
North Carolina Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella adapts a play with a complicated history. Originally produced as a live TV musical in 1957 with Julie Andrews, it was produced again for TV with Lesley Ann Warren and a new book in 1965, then once again in 1997 in a Wonderful World of Disney production with Brandy and Whitney Houston, along with yet another book. The new N.C. Theatre show, which draws from elements of these made-for-TV plays, sometimes feels undercooked. Still, there’s just enough magic at work to enchant young audiences.