Nearly every little girl idolizes her beloved Disney Princesses. After all, don't all young girls identify with the promise of being a princess? Feeling beautiful and adored, and playing dress up makes us feel special when we are young. Between Disney Princess-themed birthday parties, princess costumes and the hypnotic effect of movies like Snow White, Aladdin and, of course, Cinderella, it's a dream that we keep a small piece of, even as we enter into womanhood. To witness the iconic Disney character of Cinderella embark on a transcendence of race, as talented actress Keke Palmer takes on the role for the Broadway adaptation, is a huge step forward for young women of color.
Living her own fairytale, Keke Palmer, herself, tweeted, "I'm sooooo excited to be doing broadway for the first time, as Cinderella!! DREAMS DO COME TRUE!! [sic]"