Cinderella | Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 29 2009
Price: $12
Some children's theater entertains adults as well as kids. Not this musical version of the fairy tale about a poor girl who wins a prince. As adapted by Marc Robin, directed by Rachel Rockwell, and performed by Marriott's A-list ensemble, this production makes a few lame attempts to keep adults entertained with mildly campy topical humor and Nancy Missimi's ever-inventive, gorgeous costumes. But most of the time it's strictly for kids. The performances are broad and cartoonish, the serviceable songs are nearly completely free of adult-pleasing irony or nuance, and Robin tells the story simply, with only the faintest echoes of the Disney movie or the less well-known Rogers-and-Hammerstein TV adaptation. My eight-year-old loved it, start to finish, blissfully unaware of her father's drooping eyelids. --Jack Helbig


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