Cinderella with the PBT Orchestra

  • Date: May 17 - May 19, 2024
  • Venue: Benedum Center

Choreography: Jayne Smeulders | Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Will Cinderella dance her way to the royal ball and meet her prince before the clock strikes midnight? Get swept away by the U.S. Premiere of this entrancing rags to romance story, and fall in love with the classical choreography, gorgeous costumes, magnificent sets, live music and a fairy tale ending that’s just the perfect fit.

 

Artists: Hannah Carter and Lucius Kirst | Photography: Michael Henninger

Performance Times

Friday, May 17, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 19, 2024 – 2:00 PM

Theater Programs

Expand your experience at the ballet with these free PBT Education programs!

Opening Night Preview*  |   Friday, May 17  | 6:30 p.m.

Join us to learn about Cinderella and the U.S. premiere of this magical ballet from the choreographer herself, Jayne Smeulders. Jayne is a former principal artist with West Australia Ballet and has choreographed numerous works. She created Cinderella in 2011.

 

Artist Q&A*  |  Friday, May 17 |  after the 7:30 p.m. performance

Chat with PBT’s amazing artists about their roles in the performance, working with the choreographer and other burning questions!

Family Workshop  |  Saturday, May 18  |  12:45 p.m.

It’s always easier for kids to appreciate and understand ballet with a little preparation! Join us for a story time, learn a dance from Cinderella, and take a craft kit home! For this program go around to the back of the theater building and enter at the Stage Door of the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave. Space is limited, please register.

Artist Q&A*  |  Saturday, May 18  |  after the 7:30 p.m. performance

Chat with PBT’s amazing artists about their roles in the performance, working with the choreographer and other burning questions!

Curtain Up!*  |  Sunday, May 19  |  1 p.m.

The program begins with a special opportunity to watch the last few minutes of company class; then we’ll be joined by Maestro Charles Barker, music director and principal conductor, PBT Orchestra. Maestro Barker will discuss Prokofiev’s transcendent score for Cinderella.

 

*We’ll be in the Orchestra level (first floor) of the theater; no registration needed for these programs.