Miller Auditorium presents a new twist on a classic tale

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Performances of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" run March 24-26.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—"Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella," the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, March 24; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25; and at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

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Miller Auditorium is hosting two special pre-show tea party events at WMU's Fetzer Center prior to the matinee performances of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella." The Princess Tea Parties take place at noon Saturday, March 25, and at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 26. Tickets are $12 each, and the menu includes cocktail sandwiches, fruit and desserts along with lemonade and hot tea, served family style. Princess Tea Party price is charged separately and does not include a ticket to the show. Princess Tea Party tickets are available now by calling the Miller Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or online at

About the musical

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" combines the story's classic elements—glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairy tale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness.

One of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most popular titles, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" was written for television—debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut.

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"Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" at Miller Auditorium is part of the PNC Broadway in West Michigan Series. Tickets are on sale now and range from $47 to $72. They can be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

WMU students receive a 50 percent discount on most show tickets thanks to a fund established by the Office of the President. WMU students are limited to one discounted ticket per event with a valid Bronco Card. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or by telephone at (269) 387-2300. WMU students are required to show their Bronco Card when picking up tickets and upon entrance to the theatre.

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