A TALE OF CINDERELLA with NYSTI/Time Warner

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Times Union, by Michael Eck
Christianne Tisdale is an absolutely loveable Cinderella.  She has a plain beauty perfect for the part and a voice magical enough to lure both the prince and the crowd.  Sunday she sent shivers every time she sang.  In a show heavy with the talk of the stars and their magic light, she is a star.   
    
The Daily Gazette, by Eleanor Koblenz  
  Tisdale is a versatile, sweet but feisty Cinderella.  Her soaring soprano thrills equally in solos and in sweet duets…
  
Metroland, by James Yeara
Yet even on a bare stage, in rags, accompanied by an accordion, Christianne Tisdale would make this a memorable show.  As my daughter commented, “She wasn’t acting, it was like she was Cinderella.  She didn’t memorize lines, she just knew what to say.”  Her voice is angelic, filling the theater with songs that can alternately caress the heart of jolt the spine.  She has a presence that is genuine…a fragile beauty that becomes the role, yet conveys a strength that is heartening to watch.  I have never seen a singer act as well as she does.
  
The Quill, by Stephanie Pero
Christianne Tisdale once again plays the title role of Cinderella with energy and excitement, and her spectacular singing voice is showcased throughout the production.
  
The Record, by Carolyn Shapiro
Christianne Tisdale returns as the ideal Cinderella, with a sweet, beautiful face and a voice to match…But Tisdale, rather than rely on the purity of Cinderella’s heart and her pretty smile, allows the character all her anger and frustration.
  
Times Union, by Michael Eck
Tisdale is simply a delight as Cinderella.  She’s as angelic looking as her character’s given name, Angelina, implies and she sings like heaven.  Her solo turn on “Some Sweet Day” brought down the house at Sunday’s opening.  Her “In the Air” was simply inspirational;  the most uplifting moment in a very uplifting show.  And her duet on “Bells/Mi Dispiace” was wonderfully bittersweet. 
Tisdale is magnetic when she’s on stage and when she’s off one can’t wait for her return.  Christianne Tisdale truly takes a star turn in the role.
  
The Daily Gazette, by Eleanor Koblenz
Christianne Tisdale…is a most disarming Cinderella.  Her soaring soprano thrills as she runs the emotional gamut from a childlike prayer to her dead mother, through anger and thoughts of revenge…to tender ballads.
  
Metroland, by Ralph Hammann
Christianne Tisdale is the most radiant presence on the stage…spunk, wit and a welcome desire for a little revenge on her step-creatures.  Tisdale plays these qualities with a continual sense of fun and creates the most human of Cinderellas I’ve seen.  Delightful as she tosses off her innocently sarcastic barbs, Tisdale’s nontraditional Cinderella also has the grace of a swan and, one suspects, the soul of Anderson’s renowned duckling.  If it weren’t enough that her then-quirky, then-lovely smile charms us, her exquisitely controlled singing voice completely wins us over, reminding one of Poe’s silver and golden bells.
 




 


 


 

 

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