Cinderella Comes to the SIC Stage Oct. 17-19

September 29, 2014

The timeless and enchanted fairy tale of simply having a dream is reborn and brought to life onstage by Southeastern Illinois College’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The show will run Oct. 17-19 in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Based on the fairy tale, the story follows a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters. Cinderella (played by Sierra Harrell of Opdyke) dreams of a better life and with the help of her Fairy Godmother (played by Sarah Birkla of Crossville), is transformed into a Princess and falls in love with Prince Christopher (played by Kyle Upchurch of Benton).

Additional lead roles include Jillian Miller (Harrisburg) as Grace, Meredith Wolf (Harrisburg) as the Stepmother, and Shay Wood (Shawneetown) as Joy.

Supporting Cast includes Dylan Comer (Carrier Mills) as Lionel, Jason Green (Golconda) as King Maximillian, Justin Leinenbach (Eldorado) as the Royal Steward, Ira Logan (Galatia) as Cinderella’s Coachman, Sean Partain (Harrisburg) as Cinderella’s Footman, Jayden Roper (Harrisburg) as the Royal Chef,  and Rachel Stearns (Anna) as Queen Constantina.

The ensemble will include Dallas Cockrum (Glendale), Braden Cummins (Carrier Mills), Dalton Etheridge (Harrisburg), Kristy Fox (Carrier Mills), Reagan Gray (Eldorado), Collins Lambert (Harrisburg), Shary Logan (Galatia), Austin Mahan (Harrisburg), Carrice McDaniel (Galatia), Alex McRoy (Harrisburg), Christian Murray (Harrisburg), Kennedy Phelps  (Harrisburg), Corrina Poole (Eldorado), Cassie Richerson (Eldorado), Hannah Rudin (Harrisburg), Jasmine Teston (Harrisburg), Hannah Trammel (Golconda), Donovyn Valdez (Carrier Mills), and Cassandra Watkins (Harrisburg).

The show’s set design is the product of Braden Downs and Kimball’s stage theory and design class at SIC.  Lighting design is by Kyle Upchurch, and costumes will be designed by Janet Hart, Gareth York and Harrisburg High School fashion design class. John Hart of Hart’s Music in Harrisburg will once again provide the sound equipment. 

Allan Kimball, director of theatre and co-division chair of humanities at Southeastern said, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a beautiful story about finding love in the most unlikely of places.  The music is magical and the production will be a magical evening as well.  A ‘must see’ for the entire family.”

The Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday’s performance will begin at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center. Seating is reserved. General admission is $10.  Cost for students, staff, and seniors is $8.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 618-252-5400, ext. 2486 or 2487, or 618-841-4649 or by emailing