Dreams Really Do Come True Feb. 17-27 at Music Hall

CB_Cinderella promo1Cincinnati Ballet presents the classic fairytale, CINDERELLA

Cincinnati, OH (February 7, 2022) – Have a ball and fall in love with CINDERELLA February 17 – 27, 2022. CINDERELLA returns to Music Hall with choreography by Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, as we continue the celebration of her 25th and final season as the Company’s artistic leader. The modern take on the classic story includes puppetry, magic illusions, and Sergei Prokofiev’s buoyant score performed live by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Carmon DeLeone.

The plucky heroine’s good deeds awaken a magical love story thanks to a little help from her Fairy Godmother. “Of course, we all know the premise of this rags-to-riches story – a humble yet plucky heroine who finds her true place in the world! While there are obstacles along the way, in the end, her dreams do come true,” said Victoria Morgan. “When I choreographed Cinderella, I was drawn to the archetypal elements of the centuries-old story — tiny mice who act as friends and confessors for our heroine, the villainous, but humorous stepsisters, and the benevolent fairy godmother. The storytelling resonates will so many of us because we recognize these characters and elements in our own lives.” Laugh out loud with the riotous Stepsisters and marvel as an ordinary pumpkin transforms onstage into a spectacular carriage. Cinderella also has some pint-sized companions – her well-known mice friends will accompany her on stage as puppets ‘danced’ by Second Company CB2 artists. Several dozen young performers from Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy will also perform in the production, making it the perfect fit for entertaining families.

Based on the 1697 story by Charles Perrault, Cinderella tells the story of young woman whose hard work and good deeds go unrecognized by her stepmother and stepsisters. She remains hopeful, despite her odds, until one day she is visited by her Fairy Godmother who magically makes her dreams come true.

All Cincinnati Ballet dancers and Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy young performers appearing in the production are fully vaccinated. Due to health and safety guidelines, performers may wear face coverings during the production.

The health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff remain Cincinnati Ballet’s top priority. All ticket holders aged 12 and above are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry into Cincinnati Music Hall. Proof of a negative COVID test will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination. The negative test can either be a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance or an antigen test by a healthcare or pharmacy provider within 24 hours. In addition, all guests regardless of age or vaccination status are required to wear face coverings at all times while inside the venue, including while seated in performance spaces. This policy will remain in effect until further notice. Cincinnati Ballet, along with our venue partners, will continue to closely monitor the rate of Covid-19 transmission in Hamilton County and assess and adjust accordingly. Additional Covid 19-related health protocols and requirements may be in effect at the time of future events. Cincinnati Ballet will communicate any changes via email prior to all affected performance.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit cballet.org.

WHO: Cincinnati Ballet
WHAT: CINDERELLA
WHEN:

  • Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, February 18 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, February 19 at 2 pm
  • Saturday, February 19 at 8 pm
  • Sunday, February 20 at 1 pm
  • Thursday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, February 25 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, February 26 at 2 pm
  • Saturday, February 26 at 8 pm
  • Sunday, February 27 at 1 pm

WHERE: Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
TICKETS: Call 513.621.5282 or visit cballet.org

Cincinnati Ballet 2021-2022 Season Sponsors:
Victoria Morgan’s 25th Anniversary Season presented by PNC

Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, Margaret and Michael Valentine, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation

About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and community engagement in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, provides extensive education and community engagement programs, and offers top-level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.

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