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by Terrance McArthur



The Fairy Godmother waves her wand and Cinderella’s rags magically transform into a beautiful ball gown and glass slippers…that is so retro-Disney.
In Shine! Youth Theatre’s Cindy! A Cinderella Pop Musical, the Fairy Godmother wears glasses, the wand is a soap-bubble shooter, the glass slippers are classic-black-lace-up basketball sneakers, and the skirt of the ball-gown….well, that really is the stuff of fairy-tale magic.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



A young woman is left behind on an island off the California coast and survives by her wits and skills for 18 years. It really happened, and Scott O’Dell turned the story into a Newbery-winning children’s novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins. SHINE! Youth Theatre is staging Katy Realista’s adaptation of the book at the People’s Church, and it’s a celebration of a lost culture.

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