SILVER CREEK - Members of the Silver Creek Elementary School Sun-shine Singers will present the Disney Youth Musical "Cinderella" in the district auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 15.
The story features the singing and acting talents of 32 fourth and fifth grade students in this portrayal of the popular fairy tale. The story describes how old Queen Ella and King Not-So-Charming Anymore celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by looking back at how and when they first met and were married as the young Cinderella and Prince Charming. Some very well-known songs will be performed, including "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," "Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo," "Sing, Sweet Night-ingale," and "So This is Love."
The production will be repeated in an in-school assembly for elementary students at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, and the cast will travel to St. Columban's Retirement Home the same afternoon to perform for the residents there. The musical is directed and accompanied on piano by Daniel L. Bromsted, Elementary Choral Director, and represents his 18th elementary musical for the district.
OBSERVER Photo by Matt Panebianco
Pictured, front row from left: Noah Merchant (Grand Duke) and Brianna Braidich (Cinderella); second row from left: Casimer Kowal (Prince Charming), Lucas Zbytek (The King), Bridgette Ewing (Anastasia), Aurora Tirone (The Stepmother), and Olivia Zbytek (Drizella); back row: Sameli Avila (Fairy Godmother).
Featured performers include Brianna Braidich (Cinderella), Casimer Kowal (Prince Charming), Alexis Balestrieri (Old Queen Ella), Gabriel Metzger (King Not-So-Charming Anymore), Aurora Tirone (The Stepmother), Bridgette Ewing and Olivia Zbytek (Anastasia and Drizella, the Stepsisters), Brianna Castro (Lucifer the Cat), Lucas Zbytek (The King), Noah Merchant (The Grand Duke), and Sameli Avila (The Fairy Godmother). Appearing as the Mice are Joseph Bowers, Jacob Helmer, Angelina Leavitt, and Morgan Lewis. The Bluebirds are portrayed by Sierra Farner, Sierra Jordan, Ella Monaco, and Emma Romanik.
Representing the chorus of Dancing Laundry, Court Musicians, Pages, Coach-men, and Ladies of the Court are Alina Beadle, Alyssa Bergey, Kiera Brennan, Ellen Decker, Allison Gloss, Liberty Lawton, Ryley Ray, Damon Reese, Adriana Rosati, Cynthia Schwab, Hailey Weeks, Marissa Wicks, and Noah Whiltsie.
Costumes for the production were created by Maria Manning and Bonnie Bromsted. Props Mistress is Kristin Ewing and Kevin Rice is the sound and lighting crew advisor. SUNY Fredonia student teacher Kateri Gormley acted as Assistant to the Director, while the poster and program designs were created by Bailey and Jennifer Zbytek. Additional set pieces were created by Denise Williams, elementary art teacher, and Greg Brennan, with photography for the musical executed by Patricia Tirone.
There will be a small admission fee at the door on both evenings, and the community is cordially invited to attend.