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Recommended Minimum Age: 2
Listen to snippets of a few of the original songs for our production of Cinderella .
Music Composed by Angel Eaglin
Music Arranged by Robert Michael Moreno and Marcus McCauley
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.
“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!”
As an actor and performer, Mr. West has been seen onstage in Seattle and the Bay Area. Favorite roles include Lady Percy and Vernon in The Free Theatre’s Henry IV, Part I; George in Role Players Ensemble Theatre’s Of Mice and Men in Danville; and Buckingham in Richard III and Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida with Impact Theatre. Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing; Gooper in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; and Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor with African-American Shakespeare Company. Mr. West enjoyed other fun roles as Belize in Angels in America; Perestroika, Gidger in The Violet Hour; Raul in Extremities; and Robert in The Exonerated. He also enjoyed roles on the musical side of theatre in the shows Grease, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and A Chorus Line. Mr. West would like to give a great big “thanks ever so much” to the AASC team for the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful and joyous team; you all are the best! Here’s to the rest of the journey, live, learn & pass it on. Enjoy!!!
After capturing the attention of world-renowned entertainer MC Hammer, Mrs. Eaglin’ immediately joined him on tour as a featured vocalist and backup singer. Appearing on two top ten singles, ‘Goin Up Yonder’, and ‘Keep On’. Mrs. Eaglin has performed and been featured on a variety of nationally televised networks including BET, MTV, VH1, and Trinity Broadcasting Network. Angel Eaglin has shared the stage and recorded with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kirk Franklin. Mrs. Eaglin has written music and performed vocals for major recording artists Dwele, and R. Kelly; and performed to international acclaim in Japan, Korea, Barbados, and India.
Angel Eaglin was musical director and had her original music featured in the African-American Shakespeare Company’s Cinderella and was last seen as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls at Berkeley Playhouse. Mrs. Eaglin recently worked as additional music director and US/Blues Speak Woman and Missie May for SPUNK at California Shakespeare. Bay Area Credits include SF Playhouse, TheatreWorks, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Bus Barn Stage Company, Broadway By The Bay, The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, and Contra Costa Musical Theatre Company; Regional credits includes: Goodman Theatre, Congo Square Theatre, and Black Ensemble Theatre in Chicago, IL. Mrs. Eaglin holds a Master’s of Education in the Art of Teaching and is a member of the National Educational Honors Society. Currently, Angel Eaglin is preparing to release one of her most creative, innovative and musically rich albums to date.