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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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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Berkeley Playhouse
Berkeley Playhouse is a multiple award-winning theatre company (Broadway.com awards, TBA Award recommendations, Bay Area Critics Circle Award) and school for musical theatre education (Bay Area Parent Award, Parents Press Award).
From its humble beginnings as a theatre education program in Founder Elizabeth McKoy’s living room, Berkeley Playhouse has quickly become one of the largest arts organizations in the Bay Area, with nearly 25,000 individuals coming to see its professional musical productions, and over 1000 students studying in the Conservatory each year.
Housed in the historic Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley Playhouse produces quality theater for all ages and it is common to see two, three, and even four generations of families sitting together enjoying shows like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, or Fiddler on the Roof.