Monday, September 26, 2011

In the Wings: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Meet Annie Furtner.

Annie Furtner plays The Queen 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?
Annie Furtner: Last summer I was in The Music Man Jr. and it was a lot of fun, and I don't have anything going on because I don't do sports. So I was like, "Why not? Let's do another show."

Q: How would you describe The Queen?
A.F.: The Queen is really caring and kind. She really cares a lot for her son and wants him to be happy.

Q: What will an audience most remember or enjoy about Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella?
A.F.: I think people will just enjoying the singing. Everyone is happy. It's a lighthearted show.

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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