Set in the 1920’s and inspired by the historical drama “Downton Abbey,” the Bemidji State Department of Music’s production of the musical “Cinderella” was held in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex from Feb. 28–March 1.
The production required collaborations with people and departments across campus and the community. Scott Guidry, associate professor and director of bands conducted the pit orchestra, which was comprised of both BSU students and professional musicians. Olson, who was also the show’s artistic director, worked closely with costume designer and BSU alumnus Fred Rogers and BSU general repair worker and chief set builder Mitchell Bannor to form set-design and costume concepts.
BSU music alumnus Katilynn Meine served as assistant director and junior music education major Justine Hutchins was the stage manager. Alyssa Mess, sophomore mass communications major designed the hair and makeup while Nathan Datres, a senior mass communications major, acted as lighting designer and lead tech for the production.
Bemidji State University’s production of “Cinderella” was presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals.