CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS: A Salsa Fairy Tale
Book and Lyricas by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Loved by audiences, theaters, schools and academics, alike, “Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale” is a groundbreaking, bilingual children's musical.
What will happen to Cinderella at the ball … game? That's the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the "stepsister's" perspectives. Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto Rico, comes to visit her "stepsister," Rosa, in the United States. The catch? Cinderella only speaks Spanish and Rosa only speaks English! Will these two girls be able to reach an understanding at the ball (game)? 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, sharing a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship and respect. Boys and girls will be cheering in the aisles!