Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In the Wings: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Meet Maria Guido.

Maria Guido plays The Evil Stepmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, the first production of the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Question: Why did you want to be part of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella?
Maria Guido: I auditioned for Cinderella because I've never been in a musical with Lori Portner. I found she's a very great director. It's a classic show and I wanted the chance to be part of it.

Q: How would you describe The Evil Stepmother?
M.G.: The Evil Stepmother is very caring toward herself and her little girls. Her purpose is to tear down Cinderella, played by Sydney Cason, as much as possible and try to be proud of the misfits she calls her wonderful daughters, Joy and Portia, played by Nelson Tilley and Nate Shumate.

Q: What will an audience most remember or enjoy about Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella?
M.G.: I think the classic story of forbidden love is a big part of what they'll remember. It's got really pretty songs and great music and a great cast full of cute little children, and Nate and Nelson.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella opens Friday, October 7 and runs through Sunday, October 9 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-7529 or visit its website.

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