Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 16 2002

Cinderella’s Magic Castle on the Campus Beautiful

Athens, W.Va. - Fans of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, Cinderella, will be delighted to see this fairy tale come to life at Concord College, April 18-21, 2002. The curtain will rise at 8:00 p.m., April 18-20 and at 2:15 p.m., April 21.

The ensemble cast includes 47 singer/dancers who are Concord students, alumni and community members. Cinderella was originally produced for television in 1957 and has become a favorite of adults and children alike. Musical highlights include "Impossible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Stepsisters' Lament." Beautiful costumes, music and dancing are sure to be outstanding elements of the show.

Cindy Chaffins, a townsperson in the musical, is a graduate of Graham High School and a former student of the Bluefield Dance Theatre. She said, "Musical theater is a great way to continue your dance career once you enter college. I encourage dancers who truly love the art to try musical theater, and a great place to start is by coming to watch Cinderella."

Concord College, located in Athens, W.Va., is an hour’s drive from Blacksburg and Tazewell, Va., a half-hour drive from Beckley, W.Va., and an hour-and-a-half drive from Charleston. Musical fans will be glad that they made the short drive to this magic castle on the campus beautiful. Hotel accommodations are available in nearby Princeton.

Concord College Theater invites musical fans from all over the region to attend the production, which will be long-time theater professor Ann Lile's last production at Concord. Lile and her daughters, who are cast members, will be moving to Texas at the end of the semester to join husband Jim. This will be theater buffs’ last chance to see Lile's excellent directing.

Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students. All proceeds from the Sunday show will be given to the Children's Home Society. Please call the Concord College Box Office at 1-304-384-5101 for more information or for ticket reservations.

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.

Emily Myers, a student in Concord College’s communication arts department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Poca, W.Va.

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