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Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale

What will happen to Cinderella at the ball…game? That’s the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella Musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella’s and the “step-sister’s” perspective.

“(Zacarías) uses humor expertly…creating a recognizable everyday situation to reel in her young audience…Songs by La Puma add grace notes and drive the message home in cheerful bursts.”

– Jane Horowitz, The Washington Post

Cast & Crew

Book & Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

2 women  //  2 men
(can be expanded)

Commissioned and Premiered at Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

Selected production history:
Walnut Street Theater, Wolf Trap Center for Performance Arts, De Paul University Children’s Theater

The play/score is published by Dramatic Publishing.

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