Arts & Entertainment

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Charms at Liberty Middle School


WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Liberty Middle School production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” provided a family-friendly night out as some of West Orange’s rising stars sing and danced their way into the audience’s hearts.

A cast and crew of more than 25 students worked for months under director Cynthia Rowberg, who also serves as Vocal Director and Costume Designer. Matthew Schmidt is the accompanist/pianist, Kim Carissimo is Choreographer and art teacher Lissette Villalobos designed the sets, posters, banners and T-shirts.

The show featured two Cinderellas: Riah DeVera on May 4 and Veena Steaphen on May 5.

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See all the photos from the LMS production of "Cinderella" here.

The full cast included:

Nicolai Matthews                   Herald

Zoe Azile                               Townsperson, Horse

Essence Toone                     Townsperson, Horse, Cheese Steward

Thomas Odosa Obasuyi       Boy

Madeline Keefe                     Townsperson

Kaitlyn Carlos                        Townsperson

Nooha Kawsar                       Fairy Godmother

Elisabeth Perlman                 Stepsister

Sheldon Senek                      Chef

Valentin Chinea                     Townsperson

Marcus A. Morales                Townsperson

Jason Dort                             King

Andie Schwartz                     Queen

Illana Kessler                        Stepmother

Para Dhulashia                     Townsperson, Meat Steward

Marissa Edelman                  Stepsister

Riah Claire DeVera               Cinderella 5/4; Townsperson 5/5

Veena Ann Steaphen            Cinderella 5/5; Townsperson 5/4

Joseph Tan Florendo            Prince

Dylan Wimberly                    Townsperson, Meat Steward

Michelle Silver                      Townsperson, Dessert Steward

Madison Taylor Pigott

Rachel Rossman                   Stage Managers

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