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Cindy's Fella

Western version of Cinderella with music and lyrics by Conrad Salinger. Stewart is a Yankee peddler in the West; Gobel is a wandering, puckish minstrel, and Miss Smith is a mystical sprite, the stepdaughter of a mean old lady in the correct tradition. The ball is a square dance thrown by the 'prince,' son of a rich rancher, and the gown, slippers, and other accoutrements come from Stewart's wagon. The wagon itself, with some trappings, turns out to be the coach, and Gobel, the footman. Brewer and Burt pull a switch at the end--Miss Smith turns down the rancher's son because she's in love with Stewart, and Gobel turns out to be the 'fairy godmother.'

Name Type Role
Jameson Brewer Writer
Frank Burt Director
Gower Champion Director