What will happen to Cinderella at the ball…game? That’s the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella Musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the “step-sister’s” perspective.
(Zacarias) uses humor expertly …creating a recognizable everyday situation to reel in her young audience …Songs by La Puma add grace notes and drive the message home in cheerful bursts.” – Jane Horowitz, The Washington Post
Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans was commissioned and premiered by Imagination Stage in 2003 under the direction of Kate Breyer. It is a featured play in the book Palabras del Cielo: An Exploration of Latino/a Theatre for Young Audiences.
This contemporary rap salsa musical has a delightful story based on a fairy tale that is familiar to us all … [it] is about popularity, about being one’s self, respect for yourself and for others … this is a wonderful show.” —SalsaChicago.com
Buy the demo from Bandcamp.
Latin twist spices up ‘Cinderella’…chock-full of lively songs…Zacarias gives us a fresh setup for the Cinderella story” – Pam DeFiglio, Chicago Daily Herald
Cast: 2 Women, 2 Men
CINDERELLA (CENICIENTA) – A 6th grader from Puerto Rico visiting the United States to learn English.
ROSA – The wicked-cool “step” sister. Loves pop music, basketball and being popular.
JOEY – Rosa’s best friend & head of the pep squad. Also plays NARRATOR.
PADRINO – The Almost-Fairy-Godfather.
Music: Salsa, Cumbia, Hip-hop, Rap. Accompaniment tracks available.
Musical Difficulty: Low
Technical Requirements: Minimal
Suggested Audiences Elementary/Families