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    on stage
Book now,
while space
is available
The One Night Delights
series at the Newport Performing
Arts Center will continue on
Wednesday, March 3, with a
reading of “Kaleidoscope” by
Ray Bradbury, presented by the
Porthole Players
Regarded as one of the
world’s best known sci-fi stories,
“Kaleidoscope” is a contemplative
tale of astronauts stranded a million
miles from Earth. Their rocket
ship, hit by a meteor, suddenly
splits open, leaving them floating
in space with only a communicator
link to fellow crew members. Faced
with this problem, the space-suited
survivors contemplate their fate
and philosophize about life and its
The show, directed by Jennifer
Hamilton, will be performed as a
one-act reading and followed by a
talk back with the actors, crew and
Audience members will also
be treated to a tomato soup-
spiced cake with cream cheese
frosting, a dessert inspired by a
1996 interview Bradbury gave to
Playboy Magazine.
“At one time,” he said, “I had
planned to have my ashes put into
a Campbell’s tomato soup can and
then have it planted on Mars.”
Gluten free options will be
The show, sponsored by the
Oregon Coast Council for the
Arts, will start at 7 pm in the
David Ogden Stiers Theatre at the
Newport Performing Arts Center,
777 W Olive Street.
Tickets, $18, can be purchased
by calling 541-265-ARTS or
online at www.coastarts.org,
with all proceeds going toward
renovation of the David Ogden
Stiers Theatre.
• Next in the series line-up,
“Dearly Departed,” directed by
Jody Hanna and sponsored by
Coastal Act Productions on May
13. Rumor has it ticket-holders will
be treated to Southern chocolate
A heartwarming children’s tale will
come to the Newport stage this weekend
as Coastal Act Productions presents
Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”
Originally presented on television in
1957 starring Julie Andrews, the show has
endured throughout the years, inspiring
one remake in 1965, starring Lesley Ann
Warren, and a second in 1997, starring
Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney
Houston as her Fairy Godmother.
The Newport production is adapted
from the 1997 teleplay and stars Morgan
Hanna as Cinderella and Cameron
Garner as the Prince.
“CAP did the show once before in
2009. I really love this version of the story
and was excited to bring it back again,”
said director Jody Hanna. “Also new this
year for CAP is working with Howard
Lackey as the orchestra conductor. He is
very talented and we are very happy about
what he is bringing to the show.”
CAP shows are a family affair, with the
cast and crew including children, parents
and even grandparents.
Rogers and Hammerstein’s
“Cinderella” is a familiar tale: the Queen,
like any mother would like to see her son
married. Something the Prince is not
thrilled with, as he would like to find true
love. The Queen thinks the ball would be
a good opportunity for the Prince to get
to know all of the eligible young ladies in
the kingdom.
Cinderella lives with her stepmother
and stepsisters. She always tries to be
cheerful and never complains. Sometimes,
however, she retreats to her “own little
corner” and dreams of a more exciting
life. On the night of the ball, Cinderella
helps her Stepmother and Stepsisters get
ready. After they leave, she sits alone in
her corner and imagines what it might be
like at the ball. She’s not alone for long,
however, for her Godmother appears
and Cinderella is magically transformed
for the ball. The ball what everyone
remembers from their storybooks, and
Cinderella is the most beautiful of
princesses. Of course, she and the Prince
fall in love however she must flee at
midnight before her carriage changes
back into a pumpkin.
Before she escapes, Cinderella loses
her slipper, which the Prince retrieves. It
is his only clue to finding her again, and
he mounts a search for the foot that fits
the slipper in an effort to find his true
“This classic tale will warm your heart”
Hanna said, “and reminds us all that
‘impossible things are happening every
“Cinderella” opens this Friday, Feb.
21, and runs through Saturday, March 7,
with performances at 7 pm every Friday
and at 2 pm and 7 pm each Saturday. All
performances are held at the Newport
Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive
Tickets, $16.50 for adults or $14.50
for seniors and students, can be
purchased from the Newport Performing
Arts Center Box Office by calling
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