I am beyond excited that I have the opportunity to take Hadley to see The Cincinnati Ballet’s Cinderella this Valentine’s weekend! This little lady was obsessed with the Nutcracker this Christmas, so I just know how much she is going to love this performance! If you have a tiny dancer or just a love for the arts, this show will be a must see. Audiences have five opportunities to see the beloved tale come to life at the at the Aronoff Center, February 12-14.
From the modern vision of Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan, Cinderella has undergone a complete revitalization since it was last performed in 2010 including fresh choreography, newly refurbished sets and updated costumes.
Wardrobe Mistress Diana Vandergriff-Adams and her team have restored the original costumes and created a modern version of Cinderella’s enchanted gown. New props and production elements will be introduced such as a larger than life pumpkin that explodes to reveal a brand new, completely redesigned carriage. Also new to the production, Cinderella’s well-known mice friends will accompany her on stage as puppets. Expanding on the fresh and youthful revitalization of Cinderella, nine new children’s roles have been added to make a total of 51. More than 80 boys and girls between the ages of 7-18 from Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy have been learning these roles since October.
I am so glad this version of Cinderella remains loyal to the original tale. We cannot wait to see all our favorite constituents: the diabolical step-sisters (hilariously performed by male dancers), the enchanted pumpkin and the charming Prince. With a twist of humor and more magic than ever, Cinderella is perfect for all ages to enjoy. Morgan hopes that audiences will also take away a deeper message that the story represents. “Cinderella is so much more than a fairytale,” she says. “There are elements of perseverance and triumph in her story. Cinderella can remind us all that a generosity of spirit and a lively, hopeful imagination can lead to a different life – a life far better than the one you know.” I love that Hadley will have the opportunity to learn this great message through this amazing performance!
Don’t miss you chance to see the show!
PERFORMANCE DATES AND INFORMATION
Choreography: Victoria Morgan
WHEN:Friday, February 12 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 13 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 13 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 14 – 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 14 – 6:30 pm
WHERE:Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
HOW:Call 513.621.5282, visit cballet.org,
visit the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office at 1555 Central Parkway
Tickets start at $32