The Monroe Jackson Dance Theater’s premiere production of Cinderella is set for Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Tomah High School auditorium.
The cast and crew of Cinderella are looking forward to showing off their elaborate sets and bringing Cinderella’s carriage on stage. The carriage is a local creation built by Steve Kuhl of Tomah Welding.
“The carriage is about 6 ½ feet tall and is made of cut and welded steel that is then attached to a wooden wagon so the wheels actually function to move the carriage on and off stage,” Kuhl said.
The wagon construction was initiated by Linda Capaul, president of MJDT and owner of J-J’s Floral Shop. She then turned her vision over to Kuhl, who designed and constructed the carriage based on photos provided by Capaul. The vision of an oversized carriage came to life through the determination of Kuhl, who devoted 8-10 hours to the project.
The time and materials for the project were donated by Kuhl and his wife, Kris. The couple hopes to attend the production to see the carriage come to life as the Fairy Godmother (Kaitlyn Austin), transforms an ordinary pumpkin into an enchanted carriage for young Cinderella (Ellie Eswein).
Advance ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at J-J’s Floral Shop, Timberwood Bank and Marilyn School of Dance, LLC. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the show for $9 for adults and $7 for children.
For more information on the MJDT production of Cinderella, call 608-372-7488 or 608-387-1328.