‘Salsa Cinderella’ Kids Show Spices Up Festival Park, Outer Banks

Posted By on June 26, 2015

Grey Seal Puppets brings Salsa Cinderella, this classic tale of love and footwear, with a spicy twist, July 1-3 to the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park.  All the familiar characters are re-imagined as ingredients in a jar of salsa! Peppers, onion, garlic, and of course, tomatoes, all make up the ingredients of this spicy cast!

The salsa thickens when the stubborn Prince refuses to change the way he has always danced, despite the many different styles of dance going on throughout his kingdom.   His way of dancing is the only way he recognizes until the big Palace Fiesta, that is.  It’s there that Cinderella inspires the Prince to try other types of dancing.  Cinderella learns that a certain amount of tradition is always a good thing too.  And then the Bell Pepper tolls midnight.

Experience this timeless classic re-told with Latin American flavor!  An original musical score by Charlotte composer John Alexander will have you fighting the urge to mambo in the aisles.   A dazzling array of rod puppets and shadow puppets all join in the quest to find the foot that fits a simple sandal.  This show is sure to delight the salsa fan in everyone!  Pass the nachos, please!

Well known for their trademark whimsical approach to storytelling and exquisite puppet design, Grey Seal Puppets offers a variety of puppet performances sure to tickle your fancy.  The company’s thirty-year history includes such honors as three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA (International puppetry organization), the President’s Award from the Puppeteers of America, and the Award for Leadership in Theatre from the NC Theatre Conference.

In addition to touring productions, Grey Seal also performs regularly on television with clients such as The Reimler Agency (Bojangles), WTVI-Channel 42 (local PBS affiliate), the Muppets, and Silver Burdett Ginn. Their television work has been honored with several awards in the industrial and broadcast categories including a prestigious Beacon Award and the ITVA Silver Reel of Excellence. 

Salsa Cinderella will be performed live in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo this Wednesday through Friday, July 1-3, at 10:30am.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at Ticket Sales at RIFP or the day of the event. Ages 5 and under are free. This production is sponsored, in part, by Friends of Elizabeth II.

'Salsa Cinderella' is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

‘Salsa Cinderella’ is coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.


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