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Adapted by John B. Davidson
Original Music and Arrangements by Victor Zupanc
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Choreography by Linda Talcott Lee
Music Direction by Jason Hansen

Best enjoyed by all ages
Lap passes will be available for children 3 years of age and younger.
Run Time: Two hours, including one intermission. Run time and other details are subject to change during rehearsal process.

You’re invited to a beautiful Victorian Holiday party—but be prepared to check your coat, and all sense of tradition, at the door. You have NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE IN FOR HERE! Join us for this high-spectacle, glamorously shameless comedy where anything can happen. We’re really not supposed to say, but there may be… A kiss cam? Cake? T-shirt cannons? Jokes ripped straight from the headlines? Absolutely yes! With a track list filled with modern pop hits and an updated script that spins stunning elegance into madcap, sidesplitting comedy at high speed, this is one party you won’t want to miss!

Things to Know About the Show

  • This show is done in the pantomime style, meaning it contains original music, traditional holiday carols, and current popular songs; jokes and references to pop culture; tons of audience interaction; and lots of slapstick comedy.
  • Children’s Theatre Company has produced this show 15 times!
  • Stick around after curtain: the performance ends in a dance party!
Rajané Katurah
Rajané Katurah | Cinderella

Rajané is excited to celebrate her first season as an Acting Company Member. Her previous CTC credits include Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas!; The Wiz; and Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Rajané has also been seen on various stages around the Twin Cities such as Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Ten Thousand Things, Penumbra Theatre, and Park Square Theatre.

Dwight Leslie

Dwight Leslie | Prince Eric, Ensemble

Children’s Theatre Company credits: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical; Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!; Last Stop on Market Street; The Wiz; and Corduroy. Ordway: Smokey Joe’s Café and Mamma Mia!. Enlightened Theatrics: HAIR. New Theatre in the Square: Next to Normal. Matt Davenport Productions: World of Wonder. McLeod Summer Playhouse: Joseph and…Dreamcoat and Rock of Ages. Gainesville Theatre Alliance: Godspell; Mary Poppins; Beauty and the Beast; and Once on This Island.

Austen Fisher

Austen Fisher | Lord High Chamberlain, Ensemble

Austen (he/him) is thrilled to return to CTC for his third consecutive holiday show! Austen is an improviser, musical director, working actor, and teaching artist all over the Twin Cities. He's been lucky enough to work at Guthrie Theater, Theater Latté Da, Children's Theatre Company, and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

Autumn Ness

Autumn Ness | Stepmother

Happy Holidays! Autumn is celebrating 20 seasons with the CTC Acting Company, and some favorite shows include: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical; The Biggest Little House in the Forest; Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax; Cinderella; The Jungle Book; Shrek The Musical; Romeo and Juliet; and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Autumn is a recipient of the 2018 Fox Foundation Actor Fellowship.

Ashawnti Sakina Ford

Ashawnti Sakina Ford | Dorcas

Ashawnti (she/her) is so excited to make her CTC debut! She has enjoyed performing, directing, teaching, and writing all around the world. She has had the wonderful opportunity to perform in shows like The Great Divide (Pillsbury House Theatre); A Crack in the Sky; Teen Idol (History Theatre); and Measure for Measure (Rough Magic). 

Kimberly Richardson

Kimberly Richardson | Pearl

Kimberly previously appeared in CTC’s A Special Trade and The Cat in the Hat. She has worked locally as an actor, dancer, and choreographer with companies including Ten Thousand Things, Open Eye Figure Theatre, TigerLion Arts, History Theatre, and Sod House Theater. Kimberly received a 2016 – 2017 McKnight Theatre Fellowship.

Alexcia Thompson

Alexcia Thompson  | Fairy Godmother, Ensemble

Alexcia (she/her) is thrilled to return to CTC, where she was a Performing Apprentice last season. She holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Howard University. Alexcia has enjoyed roles in Ain’t Misbehavin (Howard University); Next to Normal (Bayou Theatre Company); The Tempest (Sweet Tea Shakespeare); Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!; Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (Children’s Theatre Company); and Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Yellowtree Theatre).

Josh Bagley

Josh Bagley | Ensemble

Josh (he/him) is thrilled to be making his CTC debut! Recent productions include Our Town; Mary Poppins; The Music Man (Artistry); The Chanukah Guest (Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company); Disney’s The Little Mermaid; Seussical; Joseph…Dreamcoat (Morris Park Players); High School Musical Jr. (Blue Water Theatre Company); and The Wizard of Oz (Heilicher School).

Rowin M. Breaux

Rowin M. Breaux | Ensemble, Understudy Lord High Chamberlain

Rowin M. Breaux has most recently been seen in Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at CTC, where he was a Performing Apprentice last season. Rowin has previously been seen with Cross Community Players and as Benny Southstreet in Lyric Arts’ Guys and Dolls. He is stoked to be back on CTC’s stage for Cinderella.

Marc Gill

Marc Gill | Ensemble, Understudy Prince Eric

Marc Gill (he/him) is a semi-recent transfer from Memphis, Tennessee, and is one of CTC’s Performing Apprentices. While in the Mid-South, Marc has enjoyed roles in Rent; Kiss Me, Kate; and Sister Act (Playhouse on the Square); and Chicago and Six Degrees of Separation (Theatre Memphis). Marc has also worked with wonderful Minnesota-based companies including Sidekick Theatre, Minnsky Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, What’s Next Productions, and GTC Dramatics.

Henry Grooms

Henry Grooms | Ensemble

Henry (he/him) is delighted to be making his CTC debut. Henry’s enjoyed roles in Mary Poppins Jr. (CTC’s Theatre Arts Training); Little Mermaid; My Fair Lady; Seussical; and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Morris Park Players); Mary Poppins and Willy Wonka (St. Anthony Community Theater). Henry is grateful for all the support from family and friends!

Gabe Kohlbeck

Gabe Kohlbeck | Ensemble

Gabe Kohlbeck (he/him) is delighted to make his CTC debut in Cinderella! He is a senior at SPCPA studying musical theatre. He has recently been seen in A Chorus Line and HAIR. Special thanks to his amazing parents, BFF Ananda, and everyone else in his life for all the love and support.

Delaney Hunter

Delaney Hunter | Ensemble

Delaney (she/her) is delighted to return to Children’s Theatre Company after recently appearing in Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. She has also enjoyed roles in Chicago with CTC’s Theatre Arts Training; Mary Poppins (Stages Theatre Company); Beauty and The Beast; Mary Poppins; and Hello Dolly! (Chanhassen Dinner Theatres); and A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater).

Gunnar Laughlin

Gunnar Laughlin | Ensemble

Gunnar (he/him) is ecstatic to be in his second show at CTC, previously appearing in Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. Gunnar has also been in shows at Blue Water Theatre Company including Curtains; Lord of the Flies; Dog Sees God; Hello Dolly!; and more. He hopes you enjoy the show!

Hugo Mullaney

Hugo Mullaney | Ensemble

Hugo is delighted to return to Children’s Theatre Company after recently performing in Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. He has also enjoyed roles in The Secret Garden and Mary Poppins (Wayzata High School) and productions at Blue Water Theatre Company. Other performances include Minneapolis Family Fringe Festival (Barbara Barker Center) and Twin Cities Tap Fest (The Cowles Center).

Madison Neal

Madison Neal | Ensemble

Maddie’s (she/her) CTC performances include Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!; Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical; TAT Carrie The Musical; and I Come From Arizona. She’s performed with YAI, Contra Theatre Company, Mixed Precipitation, SteppingStone Theatre, and other troupes. She attends CTC’s pre-professional Institute, class of 2020.

Maekalah Ratsabout

Maekalah Ratsabout | Ensemble

Maekalah has appeared in Hot Asian Doctor Husband (Theater Mu); Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Woodbury Community Theatre); and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (East Ridge High School).

Janely Rodriguez

Janely Rodriguez | Ensemble, Understudy Cinderella

Janely (she/her) is a Miami native and Brenau University graduate. She has enjoyed roles in In the Heights (Gainesville Theatre Alliance); Paige In Full (Alliance Theatre); and Schoolhouse Rock! (Birmingham Children’s Theatre). Janely is very excited to continue her journey with Children’s Theatre Company as a Performing Apprentice.

Kate Spence

Kate Spence | Ensemble

Kate is thrilled to return to CTC after performing in Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical this past spring! Recent theatre credits include A Charlie Brown Christmas; Beauty and the Beast (Steppingstone Theatre); and Hairspray (Ashland Productions). Choreography credits include Nate the Great; Junie B. Jones (Steppingstone Theatre). When not on stage, she enjoys baking and fighting for climate justice!

Angela Steele

Angela Steele | Ensemble, Understudy Pearl and Fairy Godmother

Cinderella is Angela’s (she/her) CTC debut. Previous credits: Holiday Inn (Chanhassen Dinner Theatres); Oliver! (Theater Latté Da); Footloose; Legally Blonde; The Drowsy Chaperone; Hairspray (Artistry); and Orphan Train (History Theatre). Angela received the 2014 Spotlight Triple Threat award. Originally hailing from New Zealand, Angela has been seen on screen in Coca Cola Christmas in the Park; Top of the Class; and Bridge to Terabithia.

Carl Swanson

Carl Swanson | Ensemble

Carl (he/him) is excited to make his CTC debut! Carl has enjoyed roles in NOËL the Musical (national tour); The Drowsy Chaperone; Wit (Artistry); If/Then; Bright Star (Lyric Arts); and Ain't it a Grand and Glorious Feeling? (Theatre Elision). Hope you enjoy the show! IG: @carldswan

Symphonie Whitted

Symphonie Whitted | Ensemble

Symphonie (she/her) has enjoyed roles in Fidgety Fairy Tales (Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health); Hairspray Jr. (Youth Performance Company); TAT Carrie The Musical; TAT Shrek Jr.; TAT Annie Jr.; Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!; TAT James and the Giant Peach Jr.; and Last Stop on Market Street (Children’s Theatre Company).

Andrea Wollenberg

Andrea Wollenberg | Ensemble, Understudy Stepmother and Dorcas

This is Andrea’s (she/her) first CTC show! She has been a Twin Cities actor for 20 years at many venues, including Guthrie Theater, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, History Theatre, and Park Square Theatre. Regional credits include theatres in Michigan, Vermont, and New York City. Andrea holds an M.F.A. from the University of Virginia.


Ryan London Levin

Ryan London Levin | Ensemble Swing

Ryan is thrilled to be part of Cinderella! Other credits: Dirty Business; Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story; Orphan Train (History Theatre); Jefferson Township Sparkling…Pageant; The Diary of Anne Frank (Park Square Theatre); The Mikveh Monologues (Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company); She Loves Me; Awake and Sing; The Last Five Years; (Artistry); and The Boy and Robin Hood (Trademark Theater).

Katie Taintor

Katie Taintor | Assistant Choreographer, Ensemble Swing, Dance Captain

Katie (she/her) has enjoyed roles in Dance ‘Til U Drop (History Theatre/ Collide Theatrical); Dracula; Le Petit Moulin (Collide Theatrical); Mary Poppins; Thoroughly Modern Millie (Artistry); and The Blue Jar (Cherry Lane Theatre). She is a passionate artist, educator, and choreographer and is so excited to be working on Cinderella!

Peter C. Brosius
Artistic Director and Director

Peter (he/him) has served as Artistic Director of CTC since 1997, directing the world premieres of Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches The Musical; The Last Firefly; Seedfolks; Animal Dance; and many others, all of which were commissioned and workshopped by CTC. Previously, he was the Artistic Director of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the Improvisational Theatre Project at the Mark Taper Forum.

Linda Talcott Lee

Linda's (she/her) credits include Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical; Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!; Mulan Jr.; Cinderella (Children’s Theatre Company); and Beauty and the Beast (Ordway Center for the Performing Arts). Linda is an Emmy® winner for her choreographic work in The Comedy Hall of Fame with Jason Alexander and is a Broadway veteran.

Jason Hansen 
Music Director

Jason (he/him) has worked as music director, composer, orchestrator, arranger, and/or musician on over 50 productions at theaters including Children’s Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Theater Latté Da, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Ten Thousand Things, Mixed Blood Theatre, History Theatre, Arkansas Rep, and Northern Sky Theater. Jason co-directs the senior rock ensemble Alive&Kickin.

Eduardo Sicangco
Scenic and Costume Designer

Eduardo lives in New York and enjoys a varied career designing sets and costumes for opera, musicals, theatre, ballet, film, revues, and arena spectaculars. He is happy to be back at CTC, where he designed sets and costumes for Ramona Quimby and Bud, Not Buddy.

Paul Whitaker
Lighting Designer

CTC: I Come From Arizona; The Snowy Day and other stories by Ezra Jack Keats; Seedfolks; Shrek the Musical; Annie; Alice in Wonderland; and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, among others. He is a graduate of Macalester College and the Yale School of Drama. Paul is a Senior Lighting Designer/ Theatre Consultant for Schuler Shook.

Sean Healey
Sound Designer

Sean (he/him) has worked locally with numerous organizations including Children’s Theatre Company, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Jungle Theater, Guthrie Theater, Theater Latté Da, and others. National theatres include New Victory Theater, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and many more. Sean was the recipient of an Ivey Award in 2009, and he holds a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts.

Victor Zupanc
Composer and Sound Designer

Victor (he/him) is credited with approximately 300 productions as Composer, Musical Director, and Sound Designer throughout the country and around the world, winning many awardsand honors. Victor often composes for orchestras, choirs, films, and NPR. This is Victor’s 30th season as Music Director/ Composer at CTC.

Eric J. Van Wyk
Puppet Designer

Eric has designed puppetry and scenery for multiple Children's Theatre Company productions including Babe the Sheep Pig; Cinderella; and The Last Firefly. Regional credits include Open Eye Figure Theatre, Imagination Stage, Washington Ballet, and The Hong Kong Ballet. His company, WonderStruck Theatre, created Mop Dog and the upcoming premiere of The Elephant Speaks Jazz.

Craig Gottschalk
Projection Designer

Projection Design credits include Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical; Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!; The Wiz; and The Wizard of Oz. Other CTC credits include lighting designs for The Best Summer Ever; Corduroy; and Animal Dance. Regional credits include Mary Poppins (Artistry); Blues in the Night; Always Patsy Cline; Bombitty of Errors; and Route 66 (Milwaukee Repertory Theater).

Miriam Weisfeld

Miriam was previously Senior Vice President at The Araca Group (Broadway) and Associate Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth (Washington, D.C.). Additional credits: New York Theatre Workshop, American Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville. M.F.A., ART/ Moscow Art Theatre Institute at Harvard University. Adjunct faculty, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Nate Stanger
Stage Manager

Nate (he/him) is joyously returning for his third consecutive holiday show, having stage managed the last two productions of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas!. Since graduating from the University of Minnesota, he has been fortunate enough to work with such companies as Guthrie Theater, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Park Square Theatre, and Walking Shadow Theatre Company.

Todd Kalina Assistant
Stage Manager

Todd (he/him) is thrilled to be back at CTC. Other CTC credits include: Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas!; Cinderella; and Romeo and Juliet. He has worked locally at Theater Latté Da, Guthrie Theater, and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Other credits include work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, The Tony Awards®, NFL® Honors, and The Juilliard School. Thanks to Nate, Jenny, and Sam. Happy Holidays to all!

Benjamin Domask-Ruh
Assistant Director

Benjamin is a contemporary circus and physical theatre director, performer, and clown based in Minnesota and performing worldwide. He is an artist duo with Joshua Zapata-Palmer, a teaching artist with COMPAS, and most recently performed his solo show, Hodge Podge. Benjamin is professionally managed by Afton Benson.

Josh Zapata-Palmer
Assistant Director

Josh (he/him) is a Twin Cities film and theatre artist. He directed The Importance of Being Earnest (Bad Mime Productions); The Wedding Reception (Farmington High School); Tom Sawyer (Prairie Fire Children’s Theater); and assistant directed Snow White (CTC). He performs regularly with Benjamin Domask-Ruh and has worked with The National Theatre for Children.

Dustin Morache
Assistant Lighting Designer

Dustin is a lighting and sound designer, originally from Seattle before moving to the Twin Cities to get his M.F.A. at the University of Minnesota. He is excited to work on his second CTC show after previously working on Last Stop on Market Street.

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