A modern, musical re-working of the classic fairy tale, this Cinderella presents as an ambitious young woman who wants to establish her shop Dresses by Ella. One day in her patriarchal society, she catches the eye of Prince Robert in the guard-changing ceremony. The next day, Robert, dressed as a commoner, goes to the market, where he finds Ella trying to sell her dress which he buys for three times the price. He later invites her to the ball being held two weeks later, with the promise of introducing her to various people to sell her dresses to. Despite preventative actions from her stepmother, Ella’s Fabulous Godmother – played by Billy Porter – comes to her aid and nudges the story along to its interesting conclusion.