Full of lovely memorable songs, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is a wonderful show that is great for the whole family. It follows the fairy tale we all know and love and adds catchy melodies to the story. If you are unfamiliar with the musical version, this list of the five best songs from the show should get you started.
(1) “In My Own Little Corner”: This song is sweet and full of longing. Cinderella has always lived in the shadow of her step sister’s and the wrath of her stepmother. She has always dreamed of being anything but who she is. This song tackles the topic lightly with a sweet and catchy melody.
(2) “Impossible”: Of course, you can’t have Cinderella without the fairy godmother. While she doesn’t Bibbety Bobbety Boo, she does have this marvelous song about the impossible happening everyday. We root for Cinderella to have the impossible happen to her and this song is a lovely accompaniment to whatever magic the theatre can afford.
(3) “Ten Minutes Ago”: The lovely duet between Cinderella and the Prince is simple and elegant. They meet and instantly fall for one another. Well, after ten minutes at least. Cinderella knows she can’t stay with the Prince forever and has to be home at midnight. At least, she gets to enjoy a few minutes!
(4) “Stepsister’s Lament”: I wish the Disney movie had given the awful stepsister’s a song! This funny duet actually gives the sisters a little more heart. They are jealous and also longing for something more than what they’ve got. It showcases the character’s insecurities and gives them more dimension than we usually get from the fairy tale.
(5) “Do I Love You Because Your Beautiful”: The age old question, does loving someone make them the most beautiful person or were they always this beautiful. It’s a lovely duet and earns its reprise at the end of the show. Not all Rodgers and Hammerstein shows end with a pretty, neat bow at the end, but of course Cinderella and the Prince get married and live happily ever after!
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