Set in the golden1950’s, Ybor CIty Cinderella, tells the story of a poor young girl from Ybor City that longs to attend the legendary Gasparilla Ball and meet her prince from Palma Ceia. Filled with the customs and lore of the period, this bilingual production tells in a comic way how the strata of Tampa society was viewed almost half a century ago.
Brought back by popular demand, Ybor City Cinderella has developed a cult following among many Tampa/Ybor City natives due of the nostalgia of the piece as well as for the charm of its music and hilarious dialogue which will be told in English and Spanish. Great care has been taken to see that the show is understood and appreciated by both Spanish and non-Spanish speaking audiences.
The story line and music for this production was written by founder and artistic director Rene Gonzalez with original music by Steve McColley . Older audience members will be able to re-live the time and younger ones will be able to learn about the history of old Tampa,” in this fun musical!