Review of the Arden Theatre Company's Cinderella

Cinderella & Prince Sebastian

I recently had the chance to see Cinderella at the Arden Theater.  This is not your Disney Cinderella, but I love the twist that the Arden put on this show. It's still the basic Cinderella story about a young girl who loses her mother, her father remarries and Cinderella has new sisters.  The fairy godmother is a bird who helps to guide Cinderella throughout this difficult time in her life.  Cinderella becomes friends with a young boy that she doesn't know is really the prince.  One of my favorite characters was the Prince's friend Wolfgang, as in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  The King also stole the show with his crazy ideas that made every kid in the audience crack up.

Cinderella & Fairy Godmother

One of my favorite parts of the show was how they used shadows and light to tell the story.  .  This show is for the whole family, when boys hear Cinderella they think it's the typical story, but the show has many positive male role models that boys can relate to.  As usual the Arden theater puts on another amazing performance this holiday season!


 Deal Alert
The following performances are part of the Target 2 for 1 Family Series:
Fridays at 7pm: November 30, December 7, 14, 21 and January 4, 18, 25
Plus: Saturday, December 2 at 12pm and 4pm

Show has been extended until 2/3

Target 2 for 1 Tickets are just $8-$18 each (standard prices $16-$36). Tickets can be ordered online at, by calling 215.922.1122, or by visiting the Box Office at 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106. There is a limit of four discounted orders (8 tickets) per transaction, available while supplies last.  

For more information:

Location:    Arden Theatre Company 40 N. 2nd Street, Old City Philadelphia 19106      

This event is appropriate for:
  ages 5 and older

Cost: Weekday Performances (Tuesday – Friday, excluding Friday nights at 7pm)

Adults: $32; Teens (13-17 yrs): $20; Kids (12 yrs and under): $16

Weekend Performances (Friday nights at 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays)
Adults: $36; Teens (13-17 yrs): $22; Kids (12 yrs and under): $1