W.F. West’s Production of ‘Cinderella’ Opens Friday


W.F. West High School’s production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” opens at the school’s theater Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. show, and two more performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

There is also a 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, Dec. 16, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows on Saturday, Dec. 17. 

Tickets are $9 per person and can be purchased at the door. 

The story centers around the titular Cinderella (portrayed by Emma Ricks) who is treated cruelly by her stepmother (portrayed by Ana Chisnell) and stepsisters (portrayed by Emma Bush and Grace Robison), but with the help of her fairy godmother (portrayed by Ruby Stanton and Mercedes Ricks), she is able to attend a ball to meet her prince (portrayed by Kody Paterson). 

The Rodger and Hammerstein adaptation the theater has chosen to perform more-closely reflects the 1997 movie starring Whitney Houston than it does the Disney version of the fairytale, according to director Brian Adams.  

A full story on W.F. West High School’s winter musical will be published in the Saturday, Dec. 10, edition of The Chronicle. 


Cast List 

Cinderella: Emma Ricks

Prince: Kody Paterson

Queen Constantine: Isabella Taylor

King Maximillian: Devan Cook

Fairy Godmother: Ruby Stanton/Mercedes Ricks

Madame (Stepmother): Ana Chisnell

Charlotte (Stepsister): Emma Bush

Gabrielle (Stepsister): Grace Robison

Lionel: Arlo Phillips

Lady Pinkleton: Savannah Bryant

Ensemble/villagers: Hunter Degravelles, Gracie Durham, Isabella House, Xzavier Keech, Katie Mielitz, Coral Tobeck, Alysha Quick, Jane Ricks, Kelsey Schow, Savannah Schow, Hailey Sturdevant, Layla Von Wald and Alex Yip