Tyalor Manns performs as Cinderella

Tyalor Manns performs as Cinderella

Fairy tale told through dance

Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts stages Cinderella at Malaspina Theatre in Nanaimo

Two graduating students of Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts help the school stage a popular fairy tale.

Taylor Manns and Christopher Wood perform as Cinderella and her prince in the musical theatre production at Malaspina Theatre May 25-26.

Manns started singing as a child, incorporating dance into her busy schedule. She performed at Carnegie Hall in 2010 and returns to New York to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Drama Academy.

Wood performed dance for the past 10 years, also studying voice.

He performed at the Upper Island Musical Festival in both disciplines.

Joining Mann and Wood are more than 100 children ranging in age from one year to 18 years old.

Cinderella is set for May 25 at 7 p.m. and May 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $16.50; $12.50/child.

Please call 250-816-4849 or visit www.kirkwoodacademy.com.