To launch the 40th Anniversary Season and honor Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s wondrous Cinderella returns to McCaw Hall! Choreographer Stowell conjures rare enchantment from this best-loved tale by recalling Cinderella’s long-lost mother in a tender memory scene and then returning her in the guise of Fairy Godmother. As if stepping between the pages of a beloved story book, the ballet’s breathtaking beauty, in union with Prokofiev’s evocative score, vividly illustrates the familiar narrative and supports a rich array of character roles—from silly step-sisters to tiny dancing pumpkins to a gentle, handsome prince. And when her ivory carriage rolls to a stop at the entrance to a magnificent golden ballroom and Cinderella takes her first, shy steps into the midst of swirling, scarlet- clad dancers, all hearts go with her into this dream come true.
Opening night of Cinderella, on Friday, September 21, there will be an added treat: a one-night-only performance of Stravinsky’s charming Circus Polka, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with a special guest Ringmaster, former PNB principal dancer Patricia Barker!
Cinderella runs from Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 30 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets to all performances start at $28/person. You can buy tickets by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online at http://www.pnb.org, or in person at 301 Mercer Street.
For more information about the Pacific Northwest Ballet, visit their website at http://www.pnb.org.
McCaw Hall is located at:
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109