Molly Jisa has taken a big step into the world of stage acting.

The 15-year-old Ahwatukee Foothills resident will be performing in a musical reproduction of "Cinderella" at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., starting on Friday, May 6.

It is an original take on the classic fairy tale, in a script that was written by a member of the Christian Youth Theatre, the organization putting on the performance.

"It's a little different and more funny in certain ways," Jisa said of the new production. "It has definitely been something I have enjoyed doing these last few months."

The website offers the synopsis: "Cinderella dreams of attending the ball thrown by Prince Andrew, a young prince who's nowhere near ready to be King. Through her kind heart, and the help of friends, including her Fairy Godmother, the two embark on a journey to find each other, but discover it takes more than a glass slipper."

Jisa, who is homes-schooled, has built up her acting confidence while performing for her church and in other community productions. Although she didn't get any of the larger roles, even though she got a call back for all the main parts, she will have several solos and be involved in a number of vocal performances. She plays two parts--a waltzing maiden and the decorator for the ball, in which she performs with three other actors.

"It is kind of nerve-racking at first but I am learning to get past that," she said. "I like all the people I am working with, it's a great time when we are all singing and dancing together."

Performances will be at 7 p.m. on May 6 and 13; at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on May 7 and 14; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8 and 15. Tickets can be purchased by calling (480) 644-6500 or at www.CYTPhoenix.org.

Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or troemhild@ahwatukee.com

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.