In order to support the expanded plot, there is one new musical number “Now Is the Time,” which allowed for a contradictory duet more reminiscent of Les Miserables. In support of the nascent peasant revolution, the chorus had more purpose than just filler. And providing both a foundation for the song "In My Own Little Corner" and a reference point later, there is the introduction of a Modern World History book as a prop throughout the show. The dialog was assuredly modern, including such statements as "creeeeeepy" and "no, I'm good!" and helped keep the kids in the audience following along. I was tickled by the joke during the wedding scene, though it might have confused a few people.
The set was easy to follow, and the special effects were kept to a bare minimum. The best part of the show - especially for the children in the audience - was the repeated, amazing, on-stage quick-change costume changes, no concealing mist required. To a child's eyes, they really were magical. The fairy godmother (Liz McCartney) had a stellar voice, and Kaitlyn Davidson nailed a sweet and emotive Cinderella.
I recommend it!