Broadway, American Idol Star Frenchie Davis in Cinderella, Enchanted
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The last date listed for Cinderella, Enchanted was Sunday December 5, 2010 / 5:00pm.
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- along with some added audience participation and improvised moments. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture tweenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "I'm Not That Smart." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book of a Musical. Learn More
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Featured review from Elina Nudelman
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If you are looking for a high-class, professional performance--this one is not for you. Tne only professional voice and stage presence was from Frenchie Davis. The others had nice voices and gave nice performances, but it was not Broadway. However, the costumes were cute and bright; the set up was really cool, and it is wonderful for the young kids or those being introduced to what theater is about.
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Directed by Elizabeth McKoy
Music Direction by Amy Dalton
Choreography by Kimberly Dooley
Berkeley Playhouse has announced that Frenchie Davis will play the role of the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Enchanted.
Davis rose to fame as a finalist in season six of Fox’s American Idol. Following Idol, Davis starred in RENT on Broadway for four years. During that time, she also became involved in supporting several charities, and helped raise thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
In 2004, Davis was cast in the West Coast touring production of Dreamgirls, winning critical acclaim for her powerful portrayal of the lead role, Effie. She also began a recording career, including collaborations with world-renowned DJ/producer Tony Moran, and has had two singles rise to the top ten on the Billboard dance charts.
In 2008, Davis reprised the famous Nel Carter role in a national 30th anniversary touring production of Ain’t Misbehavin starring with fellow _Idol _alum Ruben Studdard. She won rave reviews from critics and audiences, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for the cast album recording.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s _Cinderella _was remade into a 1997 television movie starring Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander. The Enchanted version incorporates new, additional music, and Berkeley Playhouse’s interpretation will include aerial dance, a chorus children-animals, and a multicultural cast – featuring many of the leads from its past two highly successful seasons.