cinderella: the musical

Beauty and the Beast Cast

So maybe I’m avoiding housework, but I just ran down the IMDB cast list for Beauty and the Beast, picking out familiar names…

Cats…
Jimmy Johnston … Tom
Sandy Strallen … Cobbler
Norma Atallah … Washer Woman
Jak Allen-Anderson … Apothecary’s Patient
Nicola Keen … Female Villager / Celebration Woman
Cassie Clare … Debutante
Lily Frazer … Debutante
Hannah Kenna-Thomas … Debutante

Trains…
Chris Andrew Mellon … Nasty Headmaster
Dale Branston … Baker
Dawn Buckland … Female Villager
Ben Clare … Male Villager
Blythe Jandoo … Debutante

Also…

Clive Rowe … Cuisinier
Harriet Jones … Queen
Cordelia Farnworth … Debutante
Haydn Gwynne … Clothilde

Julie Andrews

story time
  • so during this show
  • (cinderella)
  • (i was a stepsister)
  • we made a bet
  • it was a bet on me
  • but not some wishy washy bet for a sandwhich deal
  • this was real life
  • this was money
  • and the bet was that I could not touch every butt of every person in the show
  • (every butt)
  • i took the challenge immediately 
  • (i am not weak)
  • but I had to do it all in one show
  • and i had
  • 10 minutes
  • (10 minutes of time when i was not onstage)
  • so what is a girl to do
  • i can not touch every butt backstage
  • (every butt)
  • i had limited time
  • i had to get
  • creative
  • i get the techies first
  • it took me the whole ten minutes
  • (they run fast)
  • and I get the extras and some others in the dance sequence
  • (multitasking)
  • but here’s the thing
  • now I have to get the main actors
  • how will she do it?
  • you ask
  • well
  • i will tell you
  • i’ll tell you how i did it
  • it’s called acting
  • i touched the butts
  • onstage
  • (all of the butts)
  • i touch the prince’s servant’s butt on my way onstage
  • (a light tap)
  • (too fast for the naked eye to see)
  • oh but he felt it
  • he knew
  • he knew i was out for the butts
  • (every butt)
  • i saw the fear in his eyes
  • no
  • he mouths to me
  • but it is too late
  • i’ve gone too far
  • i must not stop
  • twenty minutes until the end
  • i must work fast
  • i touch my stepsister’s butt
  • she is not surprised
  • she has bet money on this
  • (she knows what i am capable of)
  • i touch my stepmother’s butt
  • she is standing
  • she forgets her line
  • (she has lost seven dollars)
  • and now things become
  • difficult
  • i am on the floor of the stage
  • (for the scene)
  • and the prince
  • (the next victim)
  • (he has bet against me)
  • he is standing above me
  • facing away from me
  • butt first
  • this is my chance
  • it is now or never
  • i put a hand on the back of his leg
  • he knows
  • he is speaking
  • his voice cracks
  • he smells defeat
  • his defeat
  • my hand ventures up
  • (towards the butt)
  • he begins to sing
  • i touch the butt
  • (every butt)
  • i have won
  • he stumbles over a word
  • he is the loser
  • the curtain closes
  • i have done it
  • all that is left is the wedding scene
  • i have touched all the butts
  • (every butt)
  • i can’t believe you got cinderella’s butt
  • one says backstage
  • my heart stops
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOy6hqzfsAs
  • i have not gotten the last butt
  • (the most precious butt)
  • i cannot do it
  • i think
  • i am in a quick change
  • (another girl’s hands are down my pants)
  • i cannot do this during the wedding scene
  • but i will not lose
  • i have come so far
  • i stop
  • your shoes
  • the techie says
  • i cannot come back
  • it must be done
  • i walk
  • no
  • i run
  • to the next room
  • cinderella is there
  • wearing a tan leotard
  • this is it
  • i think
  • i do not know this girl well
  • (she is catholic)
  • god forgive me for the sin i am to commit
  • i whisper
  • (i cross my chest)
  • the time has come
  • a crowd has circled around the room
  • they are watching
  • waiting
  • cinderella does not know
  • she has not yet truly been exposed to the world and its horrors
  • (she will be)
  • i stop
  • i am so close
  • i do it
  • both hands are on the butt
  • (the most precious butt)
  • i have done it
  • i’m sorry
  • i say
  • it had to be done
  • don’t stop
  • she says
  • what
  • i say
  • i did not expect this
  • a variable has been thrown into the equation
  • (the butt equation)
  • i like it
  • she says
  • she looks back at me
  • i look at her
  • (ten seconds until curtain)
  • she does not blink
  • (nine seconds)
  • i do not know what to do
  • (eight seconds)
  • my hands are still on the butt
  • (seven )
  • i want to move them but i cannot
  • (six)
  • i am not wearing shoes
  • (five)
  • the stage manager busts in
  • (saved by the manager)
  • the next five seconds are a blur
  • my hands are no longer on the butt
  • (i don’t know how)
  • i am on stage
  • i am not wearing shoes
  • the theatre teacher is in the audience
  • she knows
  • she sees
  • this is the end
  • i think
  • it was worth it
  • i bow
  • i am smiling
  • i have won
Inspiring Quotes from Musicals

“People come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn, and we are led to those who help us most to grow.” Glinda Upland, Wicked

“I’m through accepting limits ‘cause someone says they’re so. Somethings I cannot change but until I try I’ll never know.” Elphaba Thropp, Wicked

“I am not throwing away my shot.” Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton

“I am the one thing in life I can control.” Aaron Burr, Hamilton

“What do you stall for? If you stand for nothing, what will you fall for?” Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton

“Mean what you say, and say what you mean.” Seussical The Musical

“Even if you’re little you can do a lot, you mustn’t let a little thing like ‘little’ stop you.” Matilda Wormwood, Matilda The Musical

“If you find that life’s not fair, it doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it. If you always take it on the chin and wear it, nothing will change.” Matilda Wormwood, Matilda The Musical

“I’ve got a lot of living to do.” Conrad Birdie, Bye Bye Birdie

“Being true to yourself never goes out of style.” Vivian Kensington, Legally Blonde The Musical

“Impossible things are happening every day.” Godmother, Cinderella

“Don’t dream it, be it.” Dr. Frankenfurter, Rocky Horror Picture Show

“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” Maureen Johnson, Rent

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LIKE A RIVER FLOWS SURELY TO THE SEA; darling so it goes, some things are meant to be

i. the first time ever i saw your face – roberta flack // ii. somewhere only we know – lily allen // iii. i can’t help falling in love with you – ingrid michaelson // iv. at last – clementine duo // v. waltz – rachel sermanni // vi. la vie en rose – daniela andrade // vii. dance with somebody – claudia stark // viii. will you still love me tomorrow – natalie lungley // ix. dance me to the end of love – the civil wars // x. so time is love – ilene woods & mike douglas

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Sung by: Mirei Hayasaka (早坂美玲) [CV: Ayaka Asai (朝井彩加)],
Syoko Hoshi (星輝子) [CV:Satsumi Matsuda (松田颯水)], &
Nono Morikubo (森久保乃々) [CV: Karin Takahashi (高橋花林)]
From: THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT STAGE mobile game

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Voice Types according to TV Tropes:

Sopranos are almost always The Ingenue Satellite Love Interest Purity Personified. When they’re not, they’re still more often than not the romantic lead and commonly also a Defrosting Ice Queen. It should be noted that this does not apply to opera, where most female roles of any type are written for sopranos. Sopranos are also much rarer in rock musicals, because most rock music is not written for soprano vocalists.

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[contralto] [mezzo-soprano] [tenor] [baritone] [bass]