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Posted on July 15, 2021

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The king and queen, played by David Hill and Bobbi Jo Bone, dance with other attendees at the ball.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

The king and queen, played by David Hill and Bobbi Jo Bone, dance with other attendees at the ball.

Cinderella, in blue, played by Anna Penwell, lives a life of servitude in the home of her evil stepmother, played by Alissa Korson, and stepsisters, played by Julie Wall and Macaylee Wiggs.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Cinderella, in blue, played by Anna Penwell, lives a life of servitude in the home of her evil stepmother, played by Alissa Korson, and stepsisters, played by Julie Wall and Macaylee Wiggs.

Cinderella, center, played by Anna Penwell, dreams of a better life.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Cinderella, center, played by Anna Penwell, dreams of a better life.

Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, left, and the prince sing at the ball.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, left, and the prince sing at the ball.

Cast members gather in the final scene of “Cinderella” presented by Wilson Arts and The Singers Studio.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Cast members gather in the final scene of “Cinderella” presented by Wilson Arts and The Singers Studio.

Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, converses with the coachman, played by Jaylen Hoskins, and the little boy, played by Tommy Johnson, center, the show's youngest cast member.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, converses with the coachman, played by Jaylen Hoskins, and the little boy, played by Tommy Johnson, center, the show's youngest cast member.

Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, and the prince, played by Michael Blackmon, get to know one another at the ball.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, and the prince, played by Michael Blackmon, get to know one another at the ball.

Alissa Korson, center, plays the evil stepmother in a community performance of “Cinderella,” sharing the stage with evil stepdaughters portrayed by Julie Wall, left, and Macaylee Wiggs.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Alissa Korson, center, plays the evil stepmother in a community performance of “Cinderella,” sharing the stage with evil stepdaughters portrayed by Julie Wall, left, and Macaylee Wiggs.

Cinderella, center, played by Anna Penwell, dreams of a better life.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Cinderella, center, played by Anna Penwell, dreams of a better life.

The prince, played by Michael Blackmon, discovers Cinderella's missing shoe at the ball.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

The prince, played by Michael Blackmon, discovers Cinderella's missing shoe at the ball.

The king and queen, played by David Hill and Bobbi Jo Bone, dance with other attendees at the ball.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

The king and queen, played by David Hill and Bobbi Jo Bone, dance with other attendees at the ball.

Cinderella, in blue, played by Anna Penwell, lives a life of servitude in the home of her evil stepmother, played by Alissa Korson, and stepsisters, played by Julie Wall and Macaylee Wiggs.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Cinderella, in blue, played by Anna Penwell, lives a life of servitude in the home of her evil stepmother, played by Alissa Korson, and stepsisters, played by Julie Wall and Macaylee Wiggs.

Cinderella, in blue, played by Anna Penwell, lives a life of servitude in the home of her evil stepmother, played by Alissa Korson, and stepsisters, played by Julie Wall and Macaylee Wiggs.
Cinderella, center, played by Anna Penwell, dreams of a better life.
Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, left, and the prince sing at the ball.
Cast members gather in the final scene of “Cinderella” presented by Wilson Arts and The Singers Studio.
Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, converses with the coachman, played by Jaylen Hoskins, and the little boy, played by Tommy Johnson, center, the show's youngest cast member.
Cinderella, left, played by Anna Penwell, and the prince, played by Michael Blackmon, get to know one another at the ball.
Alissa Korson, center, plays the evil stepmother in a community performance of “Cinderella,” sharing the stage with evil stepdaughters portrayed by Julie Wall, left, and Macaylee Wiggs.
Cinderella, center, played by Anna Penwell, dreams of a better life.
The prince, played by Michael Blackmon, discovers Cinderella's missing shoe at the ball.
The king and queen, played by David Hill and Bobbi Jo Bone, dance with other attendees at the ball.

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When the curtain parts on the Boykin Center stage this week, the audience will see that the Wilson Arts and The Singers Studio production of “Cinderella” is a pageantry.

The costumes cast members in the community summer musical wear are colorful and elaborate.

Director David Winstead said the production is largely based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of the tale told in various iterations for centuries.

“Genevieve is just unbelievable. Her costumes are incredible,” Winstead said of costumer Genevieve McCormick.

Cinderella is a young woman who has been orphaned and is serving in the home of an evil stepmother and her cruel daughters. Cinderella is ultimately united with the prince of the village. Anna Penwell plays Cinderella opposite the prince, played by Michael Blackmon. David Hill and Bobbi Jo Bone play the king and queen.

Alissa Korson portrays the stepmother, with Julie Wall and Macaylee Wiggs playing the stepsisters’ roles. The fairy godmother is played by Shelby Caroon. Jaylen Hoskins is the coachman, and the chef is Damien Tomczyk. Seth Greene portrays the herald.

The play has three intermissions, but is about an hour and a half long.

Musical director is Cory Whaley, and choreographer is Caitlin Hill.

“Cinderella” performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Edna Boykin Cultural Center is located at 108 Nash St. NE.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased on the Wilson Arts website, www.wilsonarts.com, or by calling 252-291-4329 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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