Performance Dates

Friday December 4
Saturday December 5
Saturday December 5 8pm
Sunday December 6 3pm
Friday December 11 8pm
Saturday December 12 8pm
Sunday December 13 SOLD-OUT 3pm
Friday December 18 8pm
Saturday December 19 SOLD-OUT 3pm
Saturday December 19 8pm
Sunday December 20 SOLD-OUT 3pm
Running time: 90 minutes
Recommended Minimum Age: 2


Listen to snippets of a few of the original songs for our production of Cinderella .

“Almost Pretty”

“Bad Mama”

“Share Love”

Music Composed by Angel Eaglin
Music Arranged by Robert Michael Moreno and Marcus McCauley

December 5-20, 2015


By African-American Shakespeare Company Members
Directed by ShawnJ West

This heartwarming holiday show finds Cinderella, a young, beautiful dreamer, toiling away as a lowly scullery maid to please her evil stepmother and (oddly masculine) stepsisters. With a little bit of magic, Cinderella finds her Prince Charming and learns that anything is possible—even miracles—when you believe in yourself. A wonderful delight for the entire family, African-American Shakespeare Company’s CINDERELLA has been delighting audiences for over twelve years. Please have your cameras at the ready, following the performance, when kids of all ages can have their portraits taken with the cast and Royal Couple.

Director’s Note

“I believe that storytelling and acting out those stories is confirmation of life! It either confirms what we know to be true or combats the misinformation of one’s journey. In theatre I have found my purpose, be it onstage or directing. Each provides me the opportunity to bring out some truth. As confirmed in Cinderella and by her words from the play:

‘At last, I have discovered my voice, my spirit, my true self…my confidence. That is what I have been missing. And in that new confidence, I have found my prince who loves me for who I am, who I was, and who I can be.’

Let each of our spirits find a home to be ourselves. Enjoy the experience!”

—ShawnJ West


Majesty Scott, Cinderella
Anthone Jackson, Prince Charming
Clara McDaniel, Evil Stepmother
Christopher 'Chance' Howard, Zonita
Thomas Times, Shaniqua
Todd Risby, Duke / Father
Bryce Harper, Page
Rasselas Malcolm Robinson, Page
Shani Marie Harris-Bagwell, Fairy Godmother
Karen 'KT Masala' Travis, Grandmother
Kayla Anne-Marie Isabelle, Shayla
Maya Elizabeth Lane, Shayla
Autumn Johnson, Sherena
Angelia Richardson, Sherena
Jazz Hardrict, Young Cinderella
Vivienne Y. Wright, Young Cinderella
Jazara Metcalf, Ballroom Dancer
Monique Taylor, Ballroom Dancer
Ariel Timmons, Ballroom Dancer
Jacob Williams, Ballroom Dancer

Production Team

ShawnJ West, Director
Gregg Hood, Production Manager
Kevin Myrick, Lighting Designer
Keith Arcuragi, Stage Manager
Angel Eaglin, Musical Composer
Robert Michael Moreno, Musical Arrangement
Taylor Peckham, Musical Track
Jonathan Erman, Musical Director
Destinee K. Murzi, Costume Designer