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Life On The Road With Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 'Cinderella'


The PNC Broadway in Louisville series kicked off its 2015-16 season this week with a well-known classic fairy tale.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” premiered on Broadway in 2013, and the touring production has been traveling the country for 13 months.

In contrast to the stationary bright lights of New York's Broadway, this production spends several days in a city and then moves on to the next. So what is life like on the road for the traveling company?

We asked cast member Antoine L. Smith.

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Smith is a touring veteran: he spent a year on the road with the musical "Cats," and has completed three tours with "Sesame Street," starring as Big Bird. In "Cinderella," he plays Lord Pinkleton, right-hand man to the scheming Lord Chancellor Sebastian.

Smith said he likes to explore each new city, especially the food.

And he said regular trips to the gym are key in maintaining his sanity.

"When you're on the road, it's very easy to just lean back and get a little lazy — and I like to eat, so I need to stay in the gym as much as possible," Smith said.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" is playing at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday. Here'smore information.

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