Cinderella

Performances

Thursday December 22
Opening & Wells Fargo Family Night
8pm
Friday December 23 3pm
Friday December 23 8pm
Saturday December 24 11am
Saturday December 24 3pm

Running time: 90 minutes with 15 minute intermission

Venue
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Press Coverage
ABC7 News
African-American Shakespeare Company’s Cinderella’ Tops Weekend Events in San Francisco by Jessica Castro

(Cinderella starts at 1:03)

San Francisco Chronicle
A ‘Cinderella’ that’s instructive and hilarious by Lily Janiak

Bay Area arts and entertainment picks, Dec. 23 by Chronicle Staff Report

San Francisco Examiner
Page 2 of the December 21, 2016 issue

Hoodline
6 Ways To Get In The Christmas Spirit In Hayes Valley This Week by Teresa Hammerl

San Francisco Travel
12 Days of San Francisco Christmas by Tyler Cohn

KALW 91.7FM Local Public Radio
Open Air with host David Latulippe on December 22. Interview with AASC Executive Director Sherri Young and Cinderella, Samantha Rose Williams

KPOO 89.5FM Radio
Let Me Touch Your Mind with host Marilynn Fowler on December 12. Interview with AASC Executive Director Sherri Young and Prince Charming, Jeffrey May Hyche

December 22–24, 2016

Cinderella

Co-production with The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company
The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company
Written by African-American Shakespeare Company Members and SFBATCO
Directed by Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr. and Marcelo Pereira
Music Composition and Lyrics by Angel Eaglin
Musical Arrangement by Robert Michael Moreno and Marcus McCauley
Choreography by Raissa Simpson

Back by popular demand, the holiday season once again sees the return of this heartwarming holiday show where Cinderella, a young, beautiful dreamer, toiling away as a lowly scullery maid to please her evil stepmother (and oddly masculine stepsisters) comes in contact with a Fairy Godmother who means business with a capital B. Aided by the help of a little bit of magic, Cinderella finds her Prince Charming and learns that anything—even miracles—are possible when you believe in yourself. This holiday treat for the entire family has been delighting audiences for over thirteen years.

Note: audiences members will be invited to try on the life-changing shoe; also parents are encouraged to have their cameras at the ready because following the performance kids of all ages are invited to have their portraits taken with the cast and the beaming royal couple.

“Almost Pretty”

“Bad Mama”

“Share Love”

Cast

Samantha Rose Williams, Cinderella
Jeffrey May Hyche, Prince Charming
Amanda Christine Ajisebutu, Evil Stepmother
Branden ‘Noel’ Thomas, Shaniqua
Devary White, Zonita
Mason Smith, Duke
Jacob Williams, Page
Brittany Boutte, Fairy Godmother
Paige Mayes, Grandmother
Adella Hand, Shayla
Sutchat Mosley-Wise, Shayla
Gabrielle Bracy, Sherena
Erika Morris, Sherena
Trenia Dunbar, Young Cinderella
Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green, Young Cinderella
Stephen Benjamin Fambro, Dancer
Carlos Guerrero, Dancer
Autumn Taylor, Dancer

Tabrela Wilson, Dancer

Production Team

Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., Director
Marcelo Pereira, Director
Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, Production Manager
Brian Snow, Stage Manager
Kevin Myrick, Lighting Designer
Raissa Simpson, Choreographer
True Siller, Sound Designer

Joshua Bowden, Costume Designer