Friday, September 30, 2011

In the Wings: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Meet Adam Mengler.

Adam Mengler plays Prince Charming 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?
Adam Mengler: Sydney Cason, who plays Cinderella, and I played opposite each other of a production of Bye Bye Birdie at Harrison High School. Obviously, we had to continue the tradition because it was fated for us to be together onstage.

Q: What is Prince Charming's goal?
A.M.: Prince Charming is looking for love because he is a romantic and feels like he's floating through life with no cause. Then this beautiful woman comes into his life and he is just enthralled.

Q: What will an audience most remember or enjoy about Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella?
A.M.: They will be enchanted by Sydney's voice and acting prowess. Hopefully they will walk away from the show with the idea that dreams actually can come true.

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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