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Howard Community College Presents “Cinderella! Cinderella!”

This Family-Friendly Production Scheduled for September 8, 9, and 14, 2018

Columbia, MD – The Howard Community College (HCC) Theatre Program presents Edith Weiss’ “Cinderella! Cinderella!,” a children’s theatre production suitable for audiences of all ages. Directed by Grace Anastasiadis, “Cinderella! Cinderella!” will feature current HCC students and guest artists, who will bring this wonderful play to life September 8, 9, and 14. Performances will take place in HCC’s Smith Theatre, located within the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA). 

“We are excited to once again offer this theatre opportunity for the children of our community,” said Jenny Male, theatre program coordinator. “This is also a great opportunity for our theatre students to experience a specific kind of theatre that requires high-energy and honest engagement with our audiences.”

“Cinderella! Cinderella!” tells the story of Cinderella, who is very kind and quite plain, especially compared to her beautiful yet selfish and vain stepsisters. She learns in the course of the play that it isn’t magic that will help you in life as much as kindness toward others and the courage to stand up for yourself.

“We’ve had so much fun bringing this story to life,” said Anastasiadis. “The play is full of hilarity, plus also teaches good life lessons. We think parents will love this play as much as their children. It always makes me laugh.”

With rich humor for adults and children, as well as delightful physical humor for even the youngest theatre goers, “Cinderella! Cinderella!” should not be missed. In addition to performances at HCC, this production will tour to Howard County elementary schools. 

Performances at HCC are September 8 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., September 9 at 2:30 p.m., and September 14 at 10 a.m. HCC’s Smith Theatre is located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA), 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland. 

Tickets are $5. To purchase, visit or call 443-518-1500. The box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to each show time and Tuesday–Friday, 12–5 p.m. 


  • Written by: Edith Weiss
  • Directed by: Grace Anastasiadis
  • Assistant Direction by: Thomas Matera
  • Set Design by: Samina Vieth
  • Costume Design by: Claudia Brownlee
  • Sound Design by: Seth Schwartz
  • Properties Design by: Ailiah O’Donnell
  • Tour Management by: Tommy Whiting 

About The Theatre Program

The Howard Community College theatre program is committed to helping students develop their individual creativity and artistic viewpoint. Students are provided a solid foundation of theory and technique, exposure to aesthetic and cultural diversity, collaborative skills, practical experience on and off the stage, and ample opportunities for performance. The learning process is strengthened by faculty who are both teachers and practicing artists. The theatre program presents a variety of performances showcasing students throughout the year, including a fall play production, staged readings, Shakespeare birthday celebration performance, and an annual collaboration of faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists performing scenes, songs, and stage combat.

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