Thursday, February 21, 2019

Montclair Studio Playhouse foots “Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot”

Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot

by Elizabeth Ely Moreno
directed by Mirit Skeen, a student at Montclair High School

WHEN: February 23 and 24 and March 2 and 3, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30pm
Studio Playhouse is located at 14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the Acme, in Upper Montclair
TICKETS: $10; discounts available for groups of 20 or more that prepay.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 973-744-9752

Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot  comes to Montclair Studio Playhouse, performed and helmed entirely by our youth members. Top: The mice of the Le Grand household, Chubby (Ben Berlin) and Bubba (Kieran Wells).

In this goofy retelling of the traditional Cinderella story, Ella Le Grand not only has to contend with her evil stepmother, but she also has to deal with her feet. They aren’t dainty princess feet; they’re huge! All’s well that ends well as our tale shows that true beauty comes from within, and that it’s not just okay to be yourself, in fact it’s the only way to be.

The cast features Ben Berlin, Bennett Simon, Kieran Wells, Rex Uhlfelder, Charlotte Bowe, Rowan Iambie, Stella Simon, Miranda Montalvo, Zoila Zapatanga, Natalie Smith, Asher Skeen (all of Montclair), and Annaliese Fagan (of Clifton).

Above, left: The Le Grande family: Bertha (Stella Simon), Beulah (Miranda Montalvo), their mother (Annaliese Fagan), and Cinderella (Natalie Smith).