Meet Cinderella’s Stepsisters

Meet Cinderella’s Stepsisters

Lyndon Terracini for Opera Australia and John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia have announced the two talented actors who will feature as Cinderella’s stepsisters in one of the most beautiful musicals of all time. The Tony® Award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will open at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 20 May, with a season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 23 October.

Matilda Moran will play Gabrielle, the stepsister who is at first aligned with her materialistic mother and sister, but whose kindness and thoughtful nature emerge as she is affected by Ella and falls in love with poor revolutionary Jean-Michel. A WAAPA graduate, Matilda has played Fantine in Les Misérables, Gussie in Merrily We Roll Along, Kate in Titanic: the Musical and Patty Simcox in The Original Grease.

Bianca Bruce has been cast as stepsister Charlotte who is loud, brash, deeply self-involved, and delights in being cocky. Bianca was most recently seen as Pam in the Australian tour of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody and in the critically acclaimed Music of the Night – The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Previously, she appeared as Camila in the Australian Premiere of In the Heights, as Ethel in Memphis the Musical, and made her television debut in How To Stay Married on Channel 10.

Matilda and Bianca join the cast of this lavish production, alongside Shubshri Kandiah as Ella (Cinderella); Ainsley Melham as Prince Topher; Silvie Paladino as Marie, the Fairy Godmother; Tina Bursill as Madame, Ella’s stepmother, and Todd McKenney as the Lord Chancellor, Sebastian.

John Frost and Lyndon Terracini said, “We’re thrilled that Matilda and Bianca are joining this outstanding cast…Cinderella is one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s greatest scores and this production with beautiful orchestrations, magnificent costumes and sets, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love from the classic story, will have audiences clamouring for more. Make sure you get a ticket soon!”

New tickets for this glorious and uplifting Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella have just gone on sale in Melbourne. It is now selling through to 26 June 2022, while the Sydney season is on sale through to 13 November 2022.

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story’s classic elements along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. A spirited young woman with savvy and soul, she not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realise his dreams too.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a romantic and exciting experience for anyone who’s ever had a dream. Tickets begin at $69. Waitlist now to be the first to buy tickets at