Cindy (musical)

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Music Johnny Brandon
Lyrics Johnny Brandon
Book Joe Sauter
Mike Sawyer
Basis Cinderella fairy tale
Productions Off-Broadway 1964

Cindy is a musical with music and lyrics by Johnny Brandon, and a book by Joe Sauter and Mike Sawyer. It ran Off-Broadway at the Gate, Orpheum, and Cricket Theatres (not simultaneously) in 1964 and 1965. It is an adaptation of the story of Cinderella. It was produced by Chandler Warren and Philip Temple, by arrangement with Stuart Wiener and Jerry Grace.


  • Cindy Kreller
  • Della Kreller
  • Golda Kreller
  • Mama Kreller
  • Papa Kreller
  • Chuck Rosenfeld
  • Ruth Rosenfeld
  • David Rosenfeld
  • Lucky
  • Three Storytellers


Cindy opened at the Gate Theatre on March 19, 1964, and closed June 21. On September 24, it reopened at the Orpheum Theatre. It transferred to the Cricket Theatre on January 19, 1965, and closed on May 2, 1965.[1]

Role Gate Original Cast Cricket Original Cast Cricket Replacements
Cindy Kreller Jacqueline Mayo Kelly Wood Isabelle Farrell
Della Kreller Dena Dietrich Mary Betten Alice Beardsley
Golda Kreller Amelia Varney Amelia Varney
Mama Kreller Sylvia Mann Nancy Carroll Milly Weitz
Papa Kreller Frank Nastasi Frank Nastasi David Howard
Chuck Rosenfeld Joe Masiell Joe Masiell Joe Bellomo
Ruth Rosenfeld Lizabeth Pritchett Lizabeth Pritchett Evelyn Bell, Elizabeth Parrish
David Rosenfeld Mike Sawyer Mike Sawyer
Lucky Johnny Harmon Jerry Wilkins Tommy Karaty, Rick Landon
Storytellers Tommy Karaty, Thelma Oliver, Mark Stone Rick Landon, Thelma Oliver, Mark Stone Charles Abbate, Michael Loman

Musical numbers[edit]

  • Once Upon a Time[2]
  • Let's Pretend
  • Is There Something to What He Said
  • Papa, Let's Do It Again
  • A Genuine Feminine Girl
  • Cindy
  • Think Mink
  • Tonight's the Night
  • Who Am I?
  • Ballroom Sequence
  • If You've Got It, You've Got It
  • The Life That I've Planned for Him
  • If It's Love
  • Got the World in the Palm of My Hand
  • Call Me Lucky
  • Laugh It Up
  • What a Wedding


  1. ^ LORTEL Archives. "Cindy". Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  2. ^ Peck, Russell A. "Cinderella Bibliography". Retrieved 2009-01-03.