Cinderella

by Mickey Coburn
  • 90 Minutes
  • 10 Males 8 females Max 18 Min 15 (Doubling Possible)

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Cinderella Comedy Play Script – Meet the feisty take-charge Cinderella!

This full-length comedy version of Cinderella features delightfully nasty stepsisters and a fierce Cinderella, in addition to several original characters.   This is a play for children of all ages. Easily performed by a children’s theater, or by teen or college drama groups, it has possible casting for young actors as well.

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Play Details

Overview

Modernized and updated, this Cinderella varies hugely from the original tale by Perrault.

This Cinderella is “sweet but not sappy”. The dialog is full of humor; the addition of two sprites give additional casting possibilities for younger actors.

The stepmother is a former opera singer–a diva. The fairy godmother is “a bit of a bag lady”, adorable absent-minded and talks in riddles. See the script extract for more details.

Premiered by the Boston Children’s Theatre, this Cinderella has been produced internationally to rapt audiences, adults and children alike.

From the Play

Play Excerpt:

Characters:

CINDERELLA: Young, sweet beautiful but not sappy; “Puckish” and high spirited

AUBERT: Stepsister; eats all the time; slightly round

ARMENTINE: Stepsister; the skinny one; everything is hers; bosses Aubert; throws tantrums

GASPARDE CRISPIN Stepmother: silly and vain; has-been Opera singer; equipped with sprays, gargles and continual scales; sings part of all her sentences

MINNIE (HYPATIA IGNATIA HESPARA MINETTE) : Fairy Godmother; a bit of a bag lady; absent minded; talks in riddles; adorable

JUNOT: Well-Wishers/Sprites; elves; tricksters;

JULIE: Invisible to all except Cinderella and

CLAUDE: The Prince; charming, regular; bored with the royal life

DARCY: Prince’s sidekick; devoted to Claude; overly interested in the ladies

KING FONTAINE: Jolly: more Chevalier than Boyer; something of a voyeur

MARC, RENE: Guests at the ball; charming courtiers

METISSE, REINETTE: Guests at the ball; charming courtieres

SIBELLE:King’s Girlfriend; the floozy of her time; Speaks with Brooklyn accent

FOOTMAN/PAGE

DANCER CINDERELLA Cinderella’s dancer double to permit magic

THE SCENE: The French Countryside, early 19th Century.

Excerpt from Cinderella

Act I: Scene 1

(The French countryside, early 19th century; the kitchen and garden of a small, country house. Inside, there is a cooking hearth, table, chairs, etc.; outside, there is a wishing well, garden bench. It is morning of the day of the great ball. As the curtain opens, we hear GASPARDE CRISPIN, a widow in her early 40’s, practicing her scales. She gets stuck on a high note, repeats it several times and then trills downward as she enters. She wears a flowing negligee over her corset and bloomers; and though not having completed her toilette, is nonetheless “done up.” She attempts her scales again; gets stuck again – this time going to the counter near the hearth, pours water from the pitcher, gargles – tries scales again — succeeds at the high note.)

GASPARDE: Manifique! Manifique! Ma-ni-fique!! (kisses her hands, arms, fingertips) Tonight I’ll be la belle du balle – My gown – my hair – my eyes – but most of all – (hits high note). (Improvising; giggling) Oh, your majesty – you flatter me. But I’ve already sung eight songs – (flirtatiously) Well, maybe jut two or three more. Of course, if you dance with me, I’ll sing all night. (she dances around the kitchen) This is a magnificent ball! I was so pleased to be invited. You old meany, you didn’t invite me last year. (she continues dancing singing; suddenly she stops – lets out a vibrato screech –) The ball!! Aubert! Armentine !! Armentine!! Aubert!! Up – up – up!! Tonight’s the King’s ball! Aubert!!

(She sings the last word and is off vocalizing again. AUBERT and ARMENTINE enter; AUBERT is eating an apple; ARMENTINE carries a mirror and hairbrush)

AUBERT: What’s all the screeching about? It isn’t even noon yet. We’ve got ten hours until the ball.

GASPARDE: Only ten? I’ll never have you looking beautiful by then. Would you please stop eating? You’ll pop your seams tonight!

(She takes the apple away from her; AUBERT gets another from a bowl, and eats it.)

ARMENTINE: (has been looking in the mirror; let’s out a scream) Aaaaaagh!! Aaaaagh!! Aaaaagh!!!!

GASPARDE: What? What? What?

ARMENTINE: A gray hair! I found a gray hair!

AUBERT: (laughing and singing) Mademoiselle called Armentine how old are you? Mademoiselle called Armentine how old are you?

(ARMENTINE chases her, grabs her and pulls hairs out of AUBERT’S head

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