Article from Post-Courier Thanks to Lisa for this information! Saturday, December 8, 2001 BY DIANE SPRUNG Post-Courier Reviewer Move over Britney. Look out J. Lo. There's a 74-year-old sex kitten who burst onto the scene Friday night. She's not just pussy-footing around either. It's Eartha Kitt with her incredible flair in the role of the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." She's the most sexy cynical "Fol- De-Rol" fairy godmother you ever saw. Even Cinderella is so surprised upon seeing her that Kitt utters, "One guess. A tutu and a magic wand, right? Been there. Done that." Earth Mother beats the stereotypical Pollyanna variety F.G.M. any day. Known as the Filipino Prince from Jersey City, current teen heart- throb Paolo Montalban is tall, dark and handsome. He plays the charming prince. Although his voice lacks power, he is pleasing to hear and makes the chemistry happen whenever he is on stage. This hunk is a natural. Cinderella (Jessica Rush) is a lovely appealing ingenue. She has a pleasant voice and is at home in the role. She is convincing whether she is the put-upon stepdaughter or the prince's love. Everett Quinton is marvelous as the stepmother. He's hilarious, and the energy oozes out of him. Never do you think of him as a man. He is just the wicked stepmother. The spiteful stepsisters, Grace (Natasha Yvette Williams) and Joy (Sandra Bargman), are anything but grace and joy. They are outstanding comedians who keep you in stitches with their song, "Stepsisters' Lament." Noteworthy are outstanding performances of Ken Prymus (the king), Leslie Becker (the queen) and Victor Trent Cook (Lionel). In fact, the entire production glitters and sparkles. It's pure fantasy that makes your heart sing. Props, costumes and constantly moving sets are more colorful than an artist's pallette. The special effects alone are worth the price. There are even exceptional puppets of mice, birds and a cat accompanied by their undisguised puppeteers. Beautifully detailed direction by Gabriel Barre is Broadway caliber. So rev up your pumpkin, and get on over to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center today for the last two performances.