Rancho Cinderella

Discount offer for TFT alums at acclaimed children's theater

Rancho Cinderella

The MainStreet Theatre Company in Rancho Cucamonga, an Equity Theatre for Young Audiences, funded by the city and based at the Lewis Family Playhouse, is currently in its fourth hugely popular season — and the theatre has become a magnet for TFT alumni.

The company’s resident producer, Mireya “Murry” Hepner ’80, has recruited director Mark Rucker ’82 to steer her latest production, a musical adapation of “Cinderella” that has been delighting children and parents nationwide.

The book for the show happens also to be the work of an alumna, Phylis Ward Fox MFA ’80 (now Phylis Ravel).

Ravel’s revision adds the White Rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland” as a new arrival on the scene, just as Gladys, the Fairy Godmother, is about to tell the story of Cinderella.

Fast-thinking Gladys decides she might be able to use a rabbit to help rescue Cinderella from her wicked stepmother.

The show runs from January 30 – February 13, and a discount offer is being extended to TFT alumni: If they call the box office at 909-477-2752, with the code word “UCLA,” they can purchase a free child’s ticket for each adult ticket purchased. (The offer applies only to tickets purchased by phone and only to tickets for certain performances: on February 6 & 13 at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and February 7 at 1:00 PM.)