Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Sydney season comes to an end this weekend

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Sydney season comes to an end this weekend

The Tony® Award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will waltz out of Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in less than one week after performing to packed, eager audiences. The final performance of Cinderella will be on Sunday 29 January.

Audiences and critics have been unanimous in their praise for this lavish production throughout the wildly successful Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne seasons, produced by Opera Australia and John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia.

“★★★★★ Spectacular. Enchanting. Magical” – Time Out Sydney

“Charming and lots of fun. This enchanting musical is very much a story for today.” – Sunday Telegraph 

Leading the cast are 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 Nicholas Hammond as Lord Chancellor Sebastian. Matilda Moran and Bianca Bruce play Ella’s stepsisters Gabrielle and Charlotte, while Daniel Belle is Lord Pinkleton and Josh Gardiner is Jean-Michel.  

John Frost and Opera Australia are delighted that Sydney has fallen in love with this wonderful production. “We are thrilled that capacity audiences are adoring this glorious and uplifting Broadway favourite,” said John Frost on behalf of the producers. “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, is enchanting everyone who sees it.”

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 – the glass slippers, pumpkin, a beautiful masked ball and more – 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. Visit to learn more.