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Monday, March 29, 2021

Minnesota Theater Cancels Cinderella Production Because Cast Was ‘Too White’


Brindisi said he considered recasting but instead decided to “scrap this and start fresh with a clean slate.”  Chanhassen Dinner Theatres has hired a diversity consultant and pledged a commitment to “identity-conscious casting and becoming a more intentionally anti-racist theater,” it said in a statement.  “After careful consideration and with our ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming production,” it states.

“In addition to changing future programming, we are establishing new pre-production protocols. We will be inviting and paying [Black, Indigenous, People of Color] artists to analyze the production with our creative teams through a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens.”........To Read More...


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