A fresh take on the Cinderella story, for the young and young at heart.


New English Libretto by Joel Ivany
Musical Adaptation by Stéphane Mayer
Commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company

Performances take place at the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre in the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E., Toronto, ON

When the hit singing show WOW Factor arrives at Cindy’s school, students jump at the chance to compete for the top prize – especially with pop sensation Lil’ Charm rumoured to be there. Shy Cindy dreams of sharing her talents with the world but friends become mean girls when she steps into the spotlight. Driven by her desire to sing, and with a bit of help from a reluctant pop star and his sidekick, can Cindy overcome her fears to find her own unique voice?

Suitable for young people ages 5 and up (or grades 1 to 6).
The opera is sung in English and is approximately 50 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute Q&A with the cast and crew. 

A relaxed performance for young people who might benefit from a performance with a more relaxed sensory experience is available on December 2, 2018 at 11 a.m.


    Share an hour of music and storytelling with your family! Your experience will include:

    • Fun and engaging pre-performance activities
    • 50 minutes of non-stop theatre magic and beautiful music
    • Q&A with the cast following the performance
    • Resources to help you and your family prepare for the opera

    Performances: December 1 and 2, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

    Children: ages 5 to 12 are FREE (limit of two with accompanying adult)
    Additional children: $10/child

    Relaxed Performance – December 2, 2018 at 11 a.m.

    A relaxed performance is specifically designed to welcome individuals who may benefit from a less restricted audience environment and relaxed sensory experience. People of all abilities are welcome.

    The opera itself is unchanged, but some minor adjustments may be made to reduce the startling effects of any intense lighting or sound. Additional supports such as a visual guide provides a detailed description of what it’s like to visit the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre and the entire opera experience. Relief areas will also be set up in the main lobby space immediately outside the theatre for any individuals who wish to take a break during the performance.

    If you’d like to learn more about this performance or need help in determining if it fits the needs of your family, please call us directly at 416-306-2307. We’re here to help!


    Bring your students to the opera! Your experience will include:

    • a free workshop for your students before the performance
    • pre-performance activities the day of the performance
    • 50 minutes of non-stop theatre magic and beautiful music
    • Q&A with the cast following the performance
    • A study guide to help you prepare your students for the opera


    Music : C2. Reflecting, Responding, Analysing

    • 1 – express initial reactions and personal responses to musical performances in a variety of ways
    • 2 – identify the elements of music in the music they perform, listen to, and create, and describe how they are used
    • 3 – identify and give examples of their strengths and areas for growth as musical performers, creators, interpreters, and audience members

    Performances: November 28 and 29, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

    Students: $10/student
    (One complimentary teacher/chaperone ticket for every 10 students)

    To purchase: Contact Group Sales at 416-306-2356 or groupsales@coc.ca
    Pre-show workshops: Contact 416-306-2392 or education@coc.ca to book your free workshop!


    Cindy Simona Genga
    Lil’ Charm Charles Sy *
    Tiny Dan Samuel Chan
    Mr. Magnifico Joel Allison
    Chloe Anna-Sophie Neher          
    Tisbe Simone McIntosh
    Phoebe Lauren Eberwein
    Principal Fée Lauren Margison
    Music Directors Rachael Kerr
    Stéphane Mayer

    Performed by current and former (*) members of the Ensemble Studio.

    Director Anna Theodosakis
    Set and Costume Designer James Bolton
    Lighting Designer Siobhan Sleath

Phone: 416-363-8231

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