The Cutler Bros. Productions staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in one of the most vibrant theaters in Montana was a smash hit!
“Cinderella” was originally a musical written for television with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on a French fairytale.
The Montana-based theater company introduced actress Annmarie Downey to her first leading role as she gave an astounding performance playing the beloved Cinderella. Downey has performed in several Cutler Brother’s shows including her favorite performance as Liesle in “The Sound of Music” last season. Playing opposite Downey was Powell County High School senior Peter Schoening who took on the role of Prince Charming. Schoening also played opposite Downey last year as he played Rolf in “The Sound of Music.”
Butte ‘s Cheri Taylor did a wonderful job role of the stepmother. Taylor was last seen as the Wicked Witch in Cutler Brother’s version of “Wizard of Oz” last summer. Taylor’s stepsister sidekicks were played by Deer Lodge’s Jenn Logan and Sarah Tilley, both Cutler Bros. veterans.
Once again, Deer Lodge favorite Kyle Gillette excelled in playing the King and Muriuh Alexander as she played the Queen. Cutler Bros. newcomer, Neiman Patrick Wilson, put on an exceptional performance as the Prince’s right hand man in Lionel. Wilson has performed in numerous productions in the Kalispell area. Several other familiar Deer Lodge faces will graced the stage in “Cinderella” as well.
The Montana theater group looks to continue providing audiences with great performances as they get ready for the production “Of Mice and Men,” which premieres in June. For any and all updates upcoming productions and dates, please check the Cutler Bros. facebook page.