Students at Marion-Sterling brought the magic of Cinderella to their annual spring musical on Friday, May 12 at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus’s Little Theater. The third through fifth grade scholars at Marion-Sterling were one of only four Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools selected to perform a Disney-inspired musical, and the only CMSD Investment School.
The students sang, danced and performed the classic version of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella to a packed-house. The story is based on the French fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault. The story is about a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.
“The kids enjoyed the story and being on stage. They really did shine,” said Ashley Gulley, site coordinator, Marion-Sterling Elementary School. “The crowd laughed and cried together throughout the production. The students were so happy to show case their talents.”
Promise Neighborhood engagement manager Joe Black attended the Marion-Sterling production of Cinderella and gave it a rave review.
“The performance was absolutely amazing. All the students involved seemed to have fun include the stage crew,” Black said. “The cast had natural chemistry as each actor seemed to feed off the energy of the others. Overall, I couldn’t be more proud of the students, their families, and the school for putting on such an amazing production.”