Cinderalla Eats Rice and Beans

A special performance by our CFRTeen Touring Ensemble

This delightful musical turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the “stepsister’s” perspective. Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto Rico, comes to visit her “stepsister,” Rosa, in the United States. Cinderella only speaks Spanish and Rosa only speaks English, and it isn’t the kind of “ball” you expect at all. With a fairy godfather and other delightful twists to the original story, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale crosses language and gender barriers, weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship and respect.

Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Directed by Marc de la Concha