The coolest ticket in town for one last family summer treat is “Cinderella 8.0” now playing at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre right outside Cool Springs and just one mile from the Loveless Café off Highway 100 in Nashville, through Saturday, August 7. Created by notable playwrights Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler, it is a rockin,’ jukebox musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale.
Osborne & Eppler have woven 80s songs like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Maniac Monday” into a light-hearted, “Glee-ful” look at Cindy struggling to be cool and find her one true love at the dance, Prince. Dressed in a deep, purple jacket, singer/actor Mike Baum does a hilarious tribute of the wildly, popular entertainer which will amuse kids and parents alike.
Kids will also love the transformation of nerdy Cindy by a somewhat kooky fairy godmother who has an incredible set of pipes. Cindy, played by Chaffin theatre favorite Jennifer Richmond, and the godmother, played by Kandace Christian seen most recently at Osborne & Eppler’s wildly popular “Southern Fried Funeral,” are joined by a solid group of singers and dancers who make the one hourish show a quick and fun ride. The show jokes are enjoyed by kids as being just plain funny while the parents enjoy the nostalgic laughs the show evokes throughout.
With community giving in mind, Osborne & Eppler and Chaffin’s are dedicating their final Saturday show as a benefit for Miriam’s Promise, a local pregnancy and adoption agency working with Middle Tennessee families since 1984. With $2.00 benefiting the agency’s good work, the $8 per person ticket is a good deal. Bring your sack lunch with you cause doors open 10 a.m. for the 11 a.m. show and soft drinks are included in the admission. More info and reservations, 615-646-9977 or visit www.dinnertheatre.com.