Suppose Cinderella’s bitter stepfamily had gotten their paws on her glass slipper before the Grand Duke arrived for the fitting? That’s the twist this talented cast explores in the musical stage show Twice Charmed, performed exclusively on the Disney Magic cruise ship. Lady Tremaine’s Evil Fairy Godfather – Franco DiFortunato – is the villain responsible for throwing a wrench into Cinderella’s happily ever after. With Franco’s help, the clumsy, bickering Stepsisters get a second chance at snaring the heart of the Prince. It’s up to Cinderella (with a little aid from her own Fairy Godmother) to believe that her inner beauty will be sufficient ammo to win the prince back.
The 52-minute production, which plays in the grand Walt Disney Theatre, is generally fast-paced and feels familiar with classic characters and a couple of songs from the film. Our daughters loved it, and even our 9-year-old son (who tried to suggest that “Cinderella’s for girls”) had his eyes glued to the stage until the final bow.
Location: Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story is performed in the Walt Disney Theatre on all Disney Magic cruise ship itineraries.