What will happen to Cinderella at the ball... game? That's the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the stepsister's perspective.
Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto Rico, comes to visit her stepsister, Rosa, in the United States. The catch... Cinderella only speaks Spanish and Rosa only speaks English. Will these two girls be able to reach an understanding at the (basket) ball game? With a fairy godfather and other delightful twists to the original story, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale
crosses language and gender barriers, weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship and respect. Boys and girls will be cheering in their seats.
Lauded by audiences, theaters, schools and academics, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale
is a groundbreaking bilingual children's musical from the award-winning team of playwright Karen Zacarías and composer Deborah Wicks La Puma.An optional accompaniment CD is available for use with this show. Contact our office for details.
"[Zacarías] uses humor expertly... creating a recognizable everyday situation to reel in her young audience. Songs by La Puma add grace notes and drive the message home in cheerful bursts." The Washington Post
"Latin twist spices up Cinderella... chock full of lively songs... Zacarías gives us a fresh setup for the Cinderella story." Chicago Daily Herald
"This contemporary rap salsa musical has a delightful story based on a fairy tale that is familiar to us all... [it] is about popularity, about being one's self, respect for yourself and for others... this is a wonderful show." SalsaChicago.com