Middle school to put on production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”
By Brit Milazzo
Public relations, BASD
“The prince is giving a ball” and you’re invited!
Students from the fine arts department at Bellefonte Area Middle School are holding a production of “Cinderella” – the Rodgers and Hammerstein version – with about 50 student performers and more than 25 students on the crew.
“I do a lot of research on different shows out there and see what best fits our students,” music teacher and middle school drama adviser Jessica Cetnar said.
Auditions began in October and all who auditioned were accepted. Applications were also created for students who wanted to work behind the scenes. Now, the group is practicing up to four times a week as they near the live show scheduled 7 p.m. March 1-2 and 2 p.m. March 3 – all at the middle school auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.
Students and parent volunteers are also in charge of designing the set.
“I like to think we’ve become a family because we spend so much time together and bond over the show,” Cetnar said. “It’s great to have this opportunity for so many kids to get involved in this project.”