From dance rehearsals with directors Shellie Stewart and Kallie Mousaw, to vocal rehearsals with the Symphony of the Canyons under the direction of Kortney Stirland, to just plain old good humored fun, the entire company of Cinderella is making memories to last a lifetime.

It’s 6:10 a.m. and rehearsal is ready to start! The cast takes the stage and waits anxiously in the wings for the piano to play their entrance music. Ina Mae Tait, rehearsal pianist extraordinaire, begins the music and the stage comes to life as the townspeople enter bustling and visiting.

Lionel the Royal Steward (Bruce Davis) enters the stage to announce a Royal Proclamation: “The Prince is giving a Ball!”

The town erupts in excitement, while out of the crowd the Prince in disguise (Andrew Corry), is immediately flabbergasted at the proclamation. The Prince tries to keep his cover within the town and figure out who is at the bottom of this. It must be his mother, the Queen (Bobbie Broadhead)! The town girls are swooning in thought of dancing with the Prince.

Cinderella’s Stepmother (Jill Miner) and sisters (Kayla Chavez, Jenna Corry-Thurs./Sat, Amy Burggraaf-Fri) are ecstatic and sure the prince will propose to one of them. They hurry home to get ready, with Cinderella (Kylie Owens) close behind carrying the burden of the days shopping venture. The excitement in town continues to build as the Royal Steward calls out needed items from his own very long shopping list.

Store vendors are reeling at the amount of delicious trimmings ordered for the feast and the expensive linens requested for the tables. The cast sings and dances jubilantly in brightly colored costumes while they celebrate the news that His Royal Highness Christopher Rupert Windemere Vladimere Karl Alexander Francois Reginald Lancelot Herman (herman?..herman!) Gregory James is giving a ball! The music climaxes and the actors finish the song with energy.

The stage is being set and the date of performance is drawing nearer. Beautiful, brightly colored and well-tailored costumes, under the direction of Cathy Chell, are beginning to make their way into rehearsals.

The tech crew, under the direction of Dave Owens, is expertly setting lighting sequences and preparing lists of sound cues.

Props are being gathered and placed by Prop Master Stephanie Johnson.

Tuesday evenings you can hear the sweet refrains of the Cinderella score played beautifully by members of The Symphony of the Canyons, directed by Kortney Stirland.

The culmination of all of these details is coming together and final preparations are being set in place, as the production is only two weeks away!

Buy your advance tickets now at www.kanabcinderella.org and visit our Facebook page: Kanab Area Community Theater.

Performance dates are July 31, August 1 and 2. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kanab Utah Stake and Kanab Utah Kaibab Stake.