Musical Theatre Southwest, NM

Cinderella Has Family Fun, Absurdly Wicked Fellas

“You know the famous fairy tale of Cinderella, right? OK. But you’ll be missing a good bet by not seeing the two hours of family entertainment in the Musical Theatre Southwest production of the story. It’s the same well-remembered tale, but the MTS show at the Hiland Theater is gift wrapped with quite a few happy surprises.”

“The show, masterfully directed by Gary John La Rosa, does not stand on the featured performers. The singing-acting ensemble is strong and constant. The pit orchestra with two trumpeters at the side has never sounded richer.”“Take the kids to see this. No kids? Take yourself.”

David Steinberg – Albuquerque Journal

Terrific Show! No Review Can Do It Justice

“Musical Theatre Southwest has really hit the jackpot this time, with their lavish production of Cinderella, now playing through the holidays at the Hiland Theatre. To put it succinctly, if you like live theatre, you’ll love this musical, Cinderella.”

“The MTS musical adaptation of this classic fairy tale is directed and choreographed by acclaimed stage veteran – Gary John La Rosa – also from New York – so it is no wonder this show has similar Broadway excellence. Its many gala production numbers are just as grandiose, the costuming just as colorful, the sets and staging just as imaginative, the dance routines anything but routine, and the singing and acting of the same high caliber you find in any Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, whether Broadway or Hollywood.”

“…and all down the line director La Rosa has filled the character roles with the necessary talent the script demands.”

“What better Christmas present can you think of than a ticket to this MTS rendition of Cinderella. That’s my musical rave for the week, if not for the entire season.”

Raving Richard – KKNS 1310 Albuquerque

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