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Cinderella: the Remix

book and lyrics by Psalmayene 24
music by Nick tha 1Da​
directed by Coya Paz​

Cinderella, an amazing DJ, is stuck in her Stepmother's basement and forced to give up her beats to her stepbrother, Chocolate Ice. When the famous J Prince announces auditions for his Hip-Hop Hollywood "Jam," Cinderella goes in disguise trying to score the biggest gig in the land. Join us for an urban twist on the classic Cinderella fairy tale. Girl power!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

April 20, 2017 - May 27, 2017
TUE, THU & FRI at 10 AM
SAT & SUN at 2 PM​
DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre
(773) 325-7900

Themes: Fairy Tales; Gender Roles; Girl Power; Hip-Hop; Identity; Pop Culture; Sexism

Chanell Bell Copeland (Cinderella), ​Hunter Bryant (Chocolate Ice), Mariana Castro Florez (Chin Chilla), Samantha Newcomb (Bad Mamajama/Hoperah), and Nosakhere Cash-O'Bannon (J Prince).


The production team includes scenic design by Angela McIlvain, costume design by Emilee Orton, lighting design by Richard Latshaw, sound design by Madeline Doyle, dramaturgy by Yasmin Zacaria Mitchel, and stage management by Emily Mills.​



Special Events:

4/22: Opening Day Autograph Session with the cast following the performance
4/22: USO of Illinois Day—US Armed Forces personnel & their families can reserve free tickets. Visit 

5/13: Sensory Friendly performance (2 PM)
5/21: Special Sunday performance (2 PM)
4/28 and 5/6: Post-Show Discussion​

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

If you or your child require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure your visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities and their guests.

The performance of Cinderella: The Remix on Saturday, 5/13 (2 PM) will be sensory friendly. A social narrative and adapted teacher guide will be available prior to the performance. Accommodations to this performance include reduced sound and lighting cues and some added light in the house of the theatre to welcome audience members with sensory sensitivities.

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Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

The performances of Cinderella: The Remix on 5/18 (10 AM) and 5/21 (2 PM) will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975. We also offer Listen Up! personal listening devices for each performance at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre. These assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request.

Audio Description Services:

The performance of Cinderella: The Remix on 5/4 (10 AM) will include a live audio description of the visual and physical events onstage for patrons who are blind or have low-vision. Call (312) 922-1999 for more information.