If the shoe fits, come see “Disney’s Cinderella, Kids,” August 5-7 at Summer Stage.

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The timeless tale returns to the stage with magical fairies, pumpkin carriages and glass slippers.

July 23, 2015 – Drexel Hill, PA. Another Disney classic will come to life when “Disney’s Cinderella, Kids” comes to the stage on August 5, 6 and 7 at 10:30 a.m. and August 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

(Clockwise, from back): Tess Mallon of Havertown as the Fairy Godmother, Kaitlin Wiercioch of Drexel Hill as Cinderella, Luke Branes-Huff of Wallingford as Gus and Alex Parmet of Havertown as Prince Charming prepare for their performances in “Cinderella, Kids.” // Photo By: Cate R. Paxson

Tickets are affordably priced at $7-11 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located in Drexel Hill at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City. The show is approximately 50 minutes with no intermission. Parking is free and free babysitting is available for those who are too young to enjoy the show quietly.

Based on the 1950 hit Disney film of the same name, “Disney’s Cinderella Kids” is a classic story that has been adapted many times for many cultures.  The show tells the story of a young girl (Kaitlin Wiercioch of Drexel Hill) who loses both of her parents and falls into the care of her jealous stepmother (Molly Thornton of Havertown) and two stepsisters (Emily Monaco of Bryn Mawr and Chloe Datner of Havertown). The timeless tale of a girl who goes from rags to riches comes to the stage, with a fairy godmother (Tess Mallon of Havertown) and mice in tow. With a beautiful score, including “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and the classic “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” this beloved musical will charm its way into audiences hearts.

Besides enjoying the show, young audience members are invited to come early to performances to participate in fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members. “Disney’s Cinderella, Kids” is ideal for ages four and up.

Director Gina Tomkowich said, “One of the most important parts of our story is how Cinderella’s inner strength and kind heart lead her out of her present situation and into a loving home. It is not beauty or all the riches that matters most, but kindness that makes Cinderella’s dreams come true.” She added, “Even if you don’t end up in a castle or marry a prince, I hope this story shows you that if you are good, good things will happen and you will find a life filled with joy and love.”

For forty seasons Upper Darby Summer Stage has been empowering young people and entertaining families throughout the Philadelphia region. A recent winner of the Main Line Parent’s “Best Children Theatre” award, the program is also a five-time consecutive MyFoxPhilly HotList winner in the “Best Theatre” category from 2008-2012.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

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Contact:

Lauren Stevenson Yacina

610.506.1355 – Lauren.Stevenson@verizon.net

Dan Luner

610.945.8428 – dluner13@gmail.com

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