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Sheridan Opera House: Cindy & the Saddle Shoes





The Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater proudly presents…


“Cindy & the Saddle Shoes” 

(A Cinderella adaptation written and directed by Jennifer Julia)

Performed by students in grades 6 - 8 at the Sheridan Opera House

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. nightly

Adults $13, Children 12 & under $11 and lap children free


Telluride, Colo, Nov. 26, 2012  — What do you get when you combine the well-loved fairy tale of Cinderella and set it in a 1950s diner?  “Cindy and the Saddle Shoes,” of course!  This is the title of the SAF Young People’s Theater’s newest theatrical offering, which will be performed by 22 local youth in grades 6-8 Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2012. 


Our story revolves around Cindy Relish, a sweet, hardworking girl who is terribly mistreated by her awful stepmother, diner owner Maybelline Relish and her nasty daughters, Sharon, Shirley and Maxine.  Throw in a leather-jacket clad gang of cool kids, a peppy cheer squad, some adorable nerds and a famous Hollywood movie director (why not?), and you’ve got a goofy, joyous, rollicking musical comedy that the whole family will love.  


“Some might consider it odd to combine Rodgers & Hammerstein show tunes with 1950s doo-wop numbers, but that’s the tradition of the SAFYPT…we make our own rules!” said Artistic Director Jennifer Julia.  


“I wrote this play to include wacky yet accessible characters that middle school students would enjoy playing,” Julia continues.  It’s a classic story with a fun twist.  And who doesn’t love poodle skirts?”


Julia is joined by Music Director Bob Callendale Israel, choreographer and YPT alum Lyndia Peralta and set designer Buff Hooper. 


“Cindy & the Saddle Shoes” plays November 30, December 1 and 2 at 6 pm.  Tickets are $13 for adults, and $11 for kids 12 and under.  Lap kids are free.  Tickets are for reserved seating, and are available on the Sheridan Opera House website: The concessions stand will be open for each show so bring the whole family down for a night of laughter and entertainment. 


Media Contact: Kathrine Warren

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The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education.  The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation. CCAASE and CCI.