Monday 4 January 2016

Cinderella, A Fairly True Story

We were invited to the opening of Cinderella, A Fairly True Story at Resorts World Theatre a few weeks ago and I readily agreed even though I had to rush back home to pick up my girl after work. My girl is a BIG fan of Cinderella! How can I say no? *laughs*

Resorts World Theatre at Resorts World Sentosa

My girl was dressed as Cinderella of course!

Girlee wearing the dress her paternal grandma bought for her
Cinderella and her carriage
Family photo kindly taken by the official photographer

We were very lucky to have been given seats in the first row of the center section just behind the VIP section, which meant we had an unblocked view of the whole show! =)

Girlee very excited for the show to start

Since it is Cinderella, of course it will have a very expected storyline: Girl is made a slave in her own house by her wicked stepmother, sneaks off to a party thrown by the prince, meets prince and falls in love, runs off at midnight leaving behind her size 4 glass slipper.. you know the story.

However, if you're used to Disney's more magical version you might be disappointed with this one as it follows quite closely to the original Cinderella story (thus the name "Fairly True Story"), which differs a lot from Disney's version. Case in point, the original version does not have fairy godmothers or talking mice.

As a Disney fan and in love with the Disney Magic that is often sprinkled onto all fairy tales, I wasn't in love with the original as you would probably expect. Plus, I found the actors who played the main characters Cinderella and the Prince a tad too short (they looked tiny on the relatively large stage); although come to think about it, Cinderella had to be short in order to fit a size 4 shoe!

On the other hand, the two characters who stole the show ended up being the two wicked stepsisters! The actresses did such a good job of playing the awkward sisters that I think they garnered an even bigger applause from the audience at the end of the show than Cinderella herself!

When the curtain was drawn at the end of the performance, I asked my girl whether she liked the show and she replied with a very enthusiastic, "Yes! Can we watch it again mummy?"

So although neither the hubby or I particularly fancied the musical, I suppose the only opinion that really matters is my girl's. She spent most of the musical at the edge of her seat and fascinated by the various costume changes and stage effects. It was definitely a good show for the kids =)

Disclosure: Complimentary tickets to the opening of Cinderella, A Fairly True Story was received from Resorts World Sentosa Singapore for the purposes of this review. No monetary compensation was received; all opinions and text are my own.
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