Richard Madden and Lily James in CinderellaCINDERELLA

Given its sumptuous production design and its array of multi-hued gowns so breathtaking that costumer Sandy Powell should just be sent her inevitable Oscar via express mail, Disney's new, live-action Cinderella has to be the most opulent deeply unnecessary movie ever made. Somewhat unexpectedly, it's also one of the more satisfying deeply unnecessary movies ever made. Director Kenneth Branagh's fairytale adaptation, with its script by Chris Weitz, may have no reason to exist beyond the obvious mercenary one, but it's strong and heartfelt and quite beautifully acted - proof that even in the revisionist age of Maleficent, it's not always necessary to re-invent the wheel.

The Old Creamery Theatre presents Cinderella, the 2014 Fall Theatre For Young Audiences show. Cinderella hits the Main Stage on September 20 and runs through October 4. Performances are on September 20, September 27, and October 4 at 1:00 pm and September 27 at 10:00 am. Book and lyrics by Jim Eiler and Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy.

All of the fantasy of the classic Cinderella story, with a few twists and turns. Sure to tickle your funny bone, this musical version will keep you laughing from the first wave of the Fairy Godmother's magic wand up until the last stroke of midnight.

The cast includes Katie Coletta, Keegan Christopher, Jeff Haffner, Joshua Jones, Jackie McCall, Natalie Schmit, Michael Sheridan, Clark Skaggs, and Jim Vogt.

Tickets are $9 and everyone gets the opportunity to meet the cast after the show! Cinderella is sponsored by Scheels and the media sponsor is 96.5 Kiss Country. Call the box office for tickets and information 319-622-6262 or visit us online at Cinderella is rated G.

The Old Creamery Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. In 2014, the company is celebrating 43 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.


Adapted by Roger Vavey, Sr.

A timeless classic! This retelling of Cinderella will take you on the adventure like never before. Join us, as the Cinderella and her friends the mice discover it takes more than magic to find your happily ever after.

Saturday, October 5 : 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, October 6 : 2:00pm
Saturday, October 12 : 1:00pm & 4:00pm

Sunday, October 13 : 2:00pm

$5.00 for anyone 3 years and up, $7.00 for adults, tickets sold at the door

(Show runs approximately 60 minutes)

Davenport Junior Theatre

Annie Wittenmyer Campus

2822 Eastern Avenue

Davenport, IA  52803


Melissa Flowers, Sheri Brown, and James Pepper in CinderellaThere are so many delightful distractions in Quad City Music Guild's Cinderella that, during Thursday night's preview performance, I kept getting lost in the scenery. And then the costumes. And then the vocals. And then the scenery... .

Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti in Cinderella ManCINDERELLA MAN

Every time Hollywood releases a prestigious drama between June and August - Saving Private Ryan, The Road to Perdition, Seabiscuit - a big deal is made about whether audiences are "ready" for weightier fare in the summer months, as if the movie-going public, en masse, annually says, "But it's summer vacation! I don't want to think!" To my mind, this question of "Will audiences show up?" is a mostly pointless one, because (1) these movies don't expect you to think much, and (2) they generally go on to earn a bundle, having cornered the market on cineplex heft.

Shia LaBeouf and Will Smith in I, RobotI, ROBOT

I, Robot is perfectly titled, because it's about as mechanical and impersonal as Hollywood entertainment gets. That's not to say it's completely unenjoyable - Alex Proyas' sci-fi work, inspired by a series of Isaac Asimov stories, features some nifty set pieces, including an exciting mid-film sequence involving a hundred 'bots doing considerable damage on an underground freeway - but the film progresses with so little inventiveness that you'll have better luck tallying up the film's numerous influences (Blade Runner, A. I., Minority Report ... ) than finding an original idea.