BYU Theatre Ballet will celebrate its 40th year by bringing the popular romance to life with original choreography by artistic director Shani Robison and live accompaniment of Sergei Prokofiev’s magnificent score by the BYU Philharmonic conducted by Kory Katseanes.
“The BYU Philharmonic will perform with BYU Theatre Ballet in a full-length ballet for the first time since the 1980s,” said BYU ballet faculty member Lynne Thompson. “That, coupled with beautiful dancing will add to the overall appeal of this classic tale that whisks audiences far away to the land of ‘happily-ever-afters.’ It’s a perfect fit for celebrating Valentine’s Day.”
An exciting addition to “Cinderella” that area royalty won’t want to miss will be the children’s “Prince and Princess Party” which will begin an hour before each performance in the de Jong Concert Hall lobby.
“Children can dress up in their prince and princess costumes to meet Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother, and all of her fairies,” said Thompson. “Parents are welcome to bring cameras to take pictures with the dancers.”
Theatre & Dance Performances
BYU Theatre Arts
De Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo