With glass slippers, magic carriages, fairy godmothers and nasty stepsisters, Cinderella has enthralled us all, young and old. Now, BalletMet brings the iconic fairytale to the stage with a stunning production you won’t want to miss. So, make your inner child happy, and see Cinderella in a whole new way. BalletMet’s Cinderella runs April 12-14 at the Ohio Theatre.
You’ll get to experience the classic Cinderella you love in this Edwaard Liang-choreographed production. If your kiddos have never been to the ballet, this family-friendly performance marks the perfect introduction. With a familiar storyline, humor, and lush sets and costumes, audiences young and old will be enthralled. And while the dancing will amaze, prepare to feast your eyes on the beautiful costuming. Because the story is not told with words, the costumes take on even greater story-telling power in the ballet. BalletMet offers a glimpse behind the costuming scenes. So, read up on how the costume choices unfold. Spoiler: no one will be dancing in a glass ballet slipper.
Then, grab your tickets for a special day or night on the town. Oh, and if you have a senior citizen in your life who would love a day at the ballet, consider the Senior Citizens’ Dress Rehearsal on Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. Before or after the performance, head to a downtown spot for lunch or dinner and drinks. You'll find options from pizza and burgers to steaks and pastas. And, with spring in the air, stroll through Columbus Commons or along the Scioto Mile to take in the city’s beauty.
If your daughter or son leaves the show yearning to join the ballet, remember that BalletMet offers outstanding training and classes. And, there are opportunities available for all ages, from young children to teens, adults and seniors. Or, consider signing up for a summer class or camp.