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Dance Workshop’s "Cinderella" coming up Sunday

Staff reports

If you liked “Cinderella,” you’ll love “When the Clock Strikes 12.”

“The Dance Workshop, in Gardnerville, dancers will present an amusing adaptation of the popular tale with a latin flair at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 4, in the Circus Maximus Showroom at Caesar’s Tahoe.

Tickets are on sale at the Dance Workshop this week and will be available at the door. Adults are $8 , under 3 are free.

“When the Clock Strikes 12” promises to be a professional performance that will appeal to the young and young at heart. It is a story of a young prince who couldn’t find a local girl to marry, so he places an ad in the classifieds ads. Senora Vega, the stepmother, saw the ad and thought of her three daughters, Cha cha, Nacha and Sophia would be perfect for him. She takes the girls to America along with her stepdaughter, Cinda.

After many antics and mishaps, Prince meets Cinda and loses her all in the same night. Alas, he is very sad, so he hires detectives to find the missing Cinda. They bungle the job miserably, but true love prevails, and happily, the Prince and Cinda are reunited.

The show features 175 local dancers including the award-winning Dance Workshop’s Dance Co. The dancers, ranging in ages from 3-75, will present routines in tap, ballet, jazz, and lyrical styles. They have been rehearsing the show for two months and, “It is one of our best,” said Ann Peters, director of the Dance Workshop.

The lead rolls are being played by Allison McCormick as Cinda, Katie Reil, Fairy Godmother; Blake Hennessy-York, Prince Randolf; Amanda Barnette, the Muse; Katie Nash, Senora Vega; Molli Sullivan, Melinda McMurry and Julia Sourikoff as the three stepsisters. They are supported by the Pink Ladies, Sarah Rowe, Mark Sahlin, Kastania Rasmussen; Dawson Joyce as Mendive; the Sandman, Trent Hennessy-York; and the Musettes, Raechel Prosser, Mary Brockhage, Jocelyn Brockage and Anna Chiapella.