April 12, 2010
'Cinderella' to Celebrate Chapmans' Daughter
Rodgers and Hammerstein classic to honor remember Maria Sue, who died two years ago
Steven Curtis Chapman and wife Mary Beth are sponsoring a special presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella next month in Nashville, as sort of a "give-back" to the community for its support of Show Hope (the Chapmans' adoption agency) and to celebrate the life of Maria Sue Chapman, their adopted daughter who was killed in an accident in May 2008 at the age of 5.talked with CT about how the family is coping with Maria's death, is producing the May 14 show at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, which will feature music by the Nashville Symphony. The cast will feature BeBe Winans as the King, Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid) as the Queen, Heather Headley as the Fairy Godmother, and Alli Mauzey as Cinderella.
Tickets range from $30 to $130, and can be purchased here.