A Modern Musical Spin On The Classic Cinderella Story
The hit Drew Barrymore film comes to life on stage!
In 1998, Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Houston put a new spin on the classic Cinderella fairy-tale with their performances in the sweeping historical-fiction romance Ever After. Following a thrilling world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in 2015, Atlanta's Alliance Theatre presents Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler's musical adaptation of the beloved cult-hit, bringing the story of the courageous Danielle de Barbarac to the stage with a soaring score, lush costumes and a sprinkle of theatrical magic.
Set in 16th-century France, our feisty heroine takes her destiny into her own hands, infusing things with a modern, post feminism twist. When her father dies, Danielle grows up at the mercy of her wicked step mother Rodmilla de Ghent, forced to be a servant to the matriarch and her two airhead daughters. Later, a chance encounter brings her face to face with Prince Henry as he tries to escape an arranged marriage, and Danielle disguises her low born identity by impersonating a noblewoman. Romance blooms between the pair, and Henry is intent on marrying no one else, but not even a fairy godmother in the form of Leonardo Da Vinci can change France's strict royal marriage laws...