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Nation Ford High School’s Performing Arts has announced their spring musical.

   The school will produce its rendition of the timeless classic “Cinderella” on March 12-15 at the school auditorium, located at 1400 A O Jones Blvd, Fort Mill, SC 29715. Show times are 7 p.m. nightly except for the 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 15.

    Tickets will will sold at the door or can be purchased in advance on

   “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella originally aired on television in 1957, has been on Broadway, and reinvented multiple times. This story is filled with struggles, friendship, love, and magic,” a school press release says.

   The school is also promoting a special event, “Tea Party with the Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, the Prince, and other cast.” That event will be held on Sunday, March 15, before the 2 p.m. matinee. Tea Party Ticket sales are available at:

Theatre teacher Cheri Addison recently said that she picked Cinderella because it’s family-friendly and a fun show. “It’s not just a kiddie show – it’s got some really strong themes we can all connect with,” she told the school’s student newspaper.

Three tech crews work every day, including construction led by Lynn Marsh, a paint crew led by Alicia Cobbler, and costume crew led by volunteer Mary White.

   For many Nation Ford students, getting the musical ready has become a “real-world” work experience. Addison became the “client” for the Digital Art and Design, Visual Art, and Sports and Entertainment Management classes. 

   By combining efforts, the school uses student experts to help accomplish tasks for the show and provide great learning experiences, according to a release.  For instance:

• All students learn about licensing agreements and contracts

• All students learn about the importance of communication, deadlines, and budgets

• Digital Design students create the promotional poster and show t-shirt

• Sports & Entertainment Management students create and are execute a promotional strategy

• Theatre students and the tech crew build sets, create costumes, and rehearse scenes and music

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Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...