The Quick Center launches the 2006-2007 season of the Young Audience Sunday Series with "Cinderella"

The Quick Center launches the 2006-2007 season of the Young Audience Sunday Series with "Cinderella"

Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts launches the 2006-2007 season of the Young Audience Sunday Series with the Enchantment Theatre Company's production of "Cinderella" on Sunday, Oct. 15. Two matinee performances are planned at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The "Cinderella" experience continues on Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. with a presentation offered by the Company through the Quick Center's ArtsBound Schoolday Series, an Outreach Program.

"Cinderella" is an innovative pantomime, rich in the Enchantment's original choreography and seamlessly blending the Company's signature elements, puppetry, masked actors and magic. The production is set to bewitchingly original music and incorporates striking theatrical images with imaginative sets, life-sized puppets, shadow play, colorful costumes and dazzling special effects. Enchantment has performed this version of "Cinderella" to great acclaim with symphony orchestras from Philadelphia to Houston. At the heart of this romantic fairytale is a transformative story that teaches the importance of believing in oneself and daring to follow one's dreams. The Enchantment's poignant and often-hilarious production is designed to appeal to children of all grades and ages.

On Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m., the Enchantment Theatre Company will offer interested children of all school grades an opportunity to experience a deeper appreciation of the production through an educational outreach program presented through the ArtsBound Schoolday Series. Co-sponsored by the Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation, the program enriches the theatrical experience by penetrating the illusions, masks and glitter with the goal of stimulating the children's theatrical imagination. Outreach Program Study Guides are available at the Quick Center website, or at the Box Office.

For more than 25 years, Enchantment Theatre Company has been producing innovative quality theater for children and their families. The Company is recognized across America and internationally for its uniqueness and commitment to the enrichment of its audiences through the imaginative telling of fables, fairytales and myths that inspire and challenge. Through its work, the Philadelphia-based company engages the imagination and spirit of its audience and fosters an environment of nurturing, respect and creativity.

Sunday's performances run approximately 60 minutes, plus a 15-minute post-show discussion. These performances are not available for birthday party groups.

Single tickets are $10 for children and $12 for adults. Series tickets (6 performances or the flexible plan) are $48 for children and $57 for adults. Subscribers enjoy a 20% savings. Monday's ArtsBound "Cinderella" tickets are $7. To order tickets, call the Quick Center Box Office at (203) 254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396), or buy tickets online at

Posted On: 09-22-2006 10:09 AM

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