Cinderella comes to life in Kirksville

Kirksville High School students rehearse 'The Prince is Giving a Ball.'

The prince is giving a ball! Well, the prince in Cinderella that is. The Kirksville High School drama class students are performing the classic play Cinderella.

Students have been working only three weeks to prepare for the Rodgers and Hammerstein's version of Cinderella, but Music Director Rebecca Murphy said they are ready. â??I have never seen such focus in a bunch of young people,â?? Murphy said. â??It's been nice that we don't have as large a cast that we tend to have in the fall and I think that's lent itself to a more focused atmosphere.â??

The play will be held at Kirksville Middle School on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.