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Show Hope Presents
The 2nd Annual Spring Celebration Featuring

Rodgers And Hammerstein's Cinderella, Enchanted Edition

Friday, April 15th, 7pm
At Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Tickets On Sale Now

This Show Hope Spring Celebration Honors The Life
Of Maria Sue Chapman




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NEWS SOURCE: Vining Media
March 23, 2011

Nashville, TN - March 23, 2011 - On Friday, April 15th, 2011, Show Hope will present the 2nd Annual Spring Celebration featuring the concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Enchanted Edition. This year's event promises to be a stellar evening, just as it was last May when Cinderella first appeared on a Nashville stage. This year the set will be Nashville's breathtaking Schermerhorn Symphony Center with music performed by the Nashville Symphony. The production will again showcase incredible talent, colorful costumes, a bit of dancing, and a good measure of magic.

Show Hope™ founders Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman dreamed for years about creating a major entertainment event for Nashville. They wanted to be able to give back to the supporting community as they celebrated and illuminated the mission of Show Hope, their adoption assistance and orphan care organization. The Chapman family is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, their dream will again become a reality.

Friday, April 15th, 2011
7:00pm
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN
Tickets on sale now at the Schermerhorn Box Office
#615/687-6400 or by visiting the Nashville Symphony website

Reminiscent of last year's star-studded production, most of the 2010 cast are returning to this year's Cinderella stage. Those returning will be Alli Mauzey (from Broadway's Wicked, Hairspray) as Cinderella; Anthony Federov (from "American Idol" 4th season) as Prince Christopher; Jake Speck (Broadway's Jersey Boys, Forever Plaid) as Lionel; Nan Gurley as the Stepmother; and Bonnie Keen and Carolyn German as the Stepsisters. Notable additions to the 2011 cast are Gary Morris (from Broadway’s Les Miserables) as the King and Eden Espinosa (from Broadway’s Wicked, Rent) as the Fairy Godmother.

This one night only Show Hope Spring Celebration of Cinderella again features Steven Curtis Chapman as executive producer and Studio Tenn's Matt Logan as director. According to Jeffrey Ellis of BroadwayWorld.com, “Logan’s sheer chutzpah in bringing such a star-studded cast together to bring the musical to life is laudable and, clearly, it raises the bar higher for Nashville theatre.” After last year’s performance, Ellis also stated, "No matter how you look at it, Cinderella was a completely magical and enchanting success."

The return performance of Cinderella is the ideal selection for the Spring Celebration because it bears the same title as one of Steven Curtis Chapman's most loved songs from his 2008 project, This Moment. The song "Cinderella" was inspired by the Chapmans’ two youngest daughters, Stevey Joy and Maria Sue. With Maria's tragic passing in May of 2008, the story of both the song and musical of Cinderella makes this event, as well as the compassionate work of Show Hope, more poignant than ever. The Chapmans continue to see the Show Hope Spring Celebration as a perfect way to honor the life of Maria, while highlighting the mission of Show Hope, which exists to help orphaned children in desperate need.

About Show Hope:
A ministry founded by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, Show Hope helps to provide waiting orphans with forever families by giving financial grants to adoptive families. Show Hope is an internationally recognized voice for orphan advocacy and has given more than 2,600 financial grants, affecting the lives of children from 45 different countries, including the U.S. In addition to giving financial grants, Show Hope empowers families, churches, and communities with adoption and orphan care resources to assist them in advocating and caring for the millions of orphans around the world.

In addition, Show Hope provides for orphans with special needs through Special Care Centers in China. One of these centers, Maria’s Big House of Hope, is a six-story healing home facility located in Luoyang, China. Opened since the summer of 2009, its mission is to provide the highest level of care for orphans who are in urgent need of surgeries and medical attention. As a result of this specialized care, many of the children thrive, which increases the likelihood that they may be adopted. In recent months, additional centers have opened in the Henan province of China, operating in two state-run orphanages as an extension of the care being provided at Maria’s Big House of Hope.

For more info on Steven Curtis Chapman, visit the JFH Artists Database.

 

 

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