By Victoria Erickson
The Fort Collins Lincoln Center, The Junior League and the company of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella are pleased to announce that beginning one hour prior to every Cinderella performance, November 9-11, we will be accepting donations of new and gently used costume jewelry and women’s dress shoes for the Junior League Career Closet. We will also be accepting donations of children’s dress-up clothes and costumes, from princess dresses to Batman costumes. We invite you to be a fairy godmother and make someone’s fairytale come true with a charitable donation.
The Junior League Career Closet is the signature project of the Junior League of Fort Collins, providing clothing appropriate for work and school to more than 300 women annually at no cost to them in an effort to help clients achieve economic independence.
This Cinderella Dress-up Drive partnership is especially close to Cinderella cast member Leslie Jackson’s heart. Ms. Jackson, who plays Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother in this production says, “I love being a part of Cinderella because of its beautiful and inspiring message about kindness and believing in yourself and others. Everyone, no matter their situation in life, is capable of amazing things. The Fairy Godmother helps Cinderella by giving her the tools to find her voice and her confidence, which ultimately make her dreams a reality. I am honored to be a part of this partnership, which not only spreads the message and practice of kindness, but also provides girls with the confidence to see that they are beautiful inside and out. Together we can make fairytales come true!”
Donations will be accepted beginning at 6:30 p.m. on November 9, 10 and 11 and at 1:00 p.m. November 11. Tickets are not required to drop off donations.
Cinderella performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov 9-11 and at 2 p.m. on November 11 at The Lincoln Center located at 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO.
“Now go — to the ball. In the name of every girl who has ever wished to go to a ball in a beautiful dress. In the name of every girl who has ever wanted to change the world she lived in. Go! with the promise of possibility!” —Fairy Godmother in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Book by Douglas Carter Beane