Ella Enchanted

apr 26 - may 19, 2019
By Karen Zacarias
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine
Performance Times:
7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
School Matinees:
9:30 AM & Noon, May 6-7, 2019
Run Time:
1 hour 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

A fairy tale with girl-power!

Ella was given the “gift” of obedience as a baby by her wacky fairy godmother, Lucinda. As she grows into a teenager, Ella realizes how dangerous her curse of obedience could be. Trying to find a way to break the spell, Ella encounters an evil stepmother and her two unpleasant daughters who take horrible advantage of the curse. Despite this, Ella saves Prince Char and his knights from an ogre, leading to a lasting friendship between the two. 

Based on Gail Carson Levine’s 1997 novel of the same name, with themes including determination and independence, you don’t miss this girl-power spin on the Cinderella story that’s a fairy tale like no other.

Children’s Theatre Age Intention: Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

A note on seating for this show: Ella Enchanted is performed in the round, which means the audience is seated on all four sides of the stage. Theatre-in-the-round offers an even more intimate theatre experience. While located on the opposite side of the theatre, Center Section Rows A and B will be in the same proximity to the stage as in previous shows. This change is not indicated on the seating map when you go to purchase tickets.

Sponsored by:

Ella
Allyson Martens
Dame Olga
Kori Glenn
Lucinda
Melanie Hall
Sir Peter
Don Rothweiler
Hattie
Malibu Brown
Olive
Maia Talarico
Prince Charmont
Demarius Fisher
Cast plays multiple characters
Director
John Viars
Music Director
Brenton Brown
Choreographer
Erin Besser
Scenic Designer
Kevin Shelby
Costume Designer
Angela Lampe
Lighting Designer
Jason Paull
Properties Designer
Elleven
Assistant Director
Katy Merriman
Stage Manager
Taylor Millar
Assistant Stage Manager
Jordan Skarin

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: May 19, 2019
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents Ella Enchanted
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the new musical Ella Enchanted, Apr. 26-May 19, 2019. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Ella Enchanted is sponsored by Nationwide.

Ella was given the “gift” of obedience as a baby by her wacky fairy godmother, Lucinda. As she grows into a teenager, Ella realizes how dangerous her curse of obedience could be. Trying to find a way to break the spell, Ella encounters an evil stepmother and her two unpleasant daughters who take horrible advantage of the curse. Despite this, Ella saves Prince Char and his knights from an ogre, leading to a lasting friendship between the two. Don’t miss this girl-power spin on the Cinderella story that’s a fairy tale like no other.

The Playhouse cast is directed by John W. Viars with music direction by Brenton Brown and choreography by Erin Besser. The cast includes Malibu Brown, Demarius Fisher, Kori Glenn, Melanie Hall, Allyson Martens, Don Rothweiler, and Maia Talarico.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and Ella Enchanted, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Ella Enchanted Performances: Apr. 26-May 19, 2019
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday

Ella Enchanted Tickets
Ticket prices start at $19
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Allyson Martens is the title character in Ella Enchanted, Apr. 26-May 19, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Ella (Allyson Martens) with her wacky fairy godmother, Lucinda (Melanie Hall), in Ella Enchanted, Apr. 26-May 19, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Allyson Martens is the title character in Ella Enchanted, Apr. 26-May 19, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Ella (Allyson Martens) with Prince Char (Demarius Fisher) in Ella Enchanted, Apr. 26-May 19, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Steward (Don Rothweiler) and Prince Char (Demarius Fisher) ponder the significance of a shoe in Ella Enchanted, Apr. 26-May 19, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.