Cinderella

Presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet

Drawn from the original French fairy tale by Charles Perrault, Stowell focused on the spirit of the story to develop the ballet’s romantic and tender themes, a narrative of “love lost, and love found.” Roles for the entire Company, as well as some of Stowell’s most endearing creations for PNB School students, combine with more than one-hundred elaborately detailed costumes and vast painted backdrops to transport Cinderella from her softly illuminated memories, through misty magical landscapes to, at last, a royal palace adorned with Rococo frescos and crystal chandeliers. Here, in the midst of a swirling,
scarlet-clad ballroom, Cinderella and her prince flash like precious diamonds in one of PNB’s most breathtaking moments.

Production Information

Music: Sergei Prokofiev (Cinderella, Op. 87, 1940-1944, with excerpts from incidental music to Eugene Onegin [March, Scherzo, Prince and Princess], Op. 71, 1936; Lermontov film score [Mephisto Waltz], 1941-1942; A Summer’s Day Suite [Waltz], Op. 65, 1935-1941; Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Classical” [Gavotte], Op. 25, 1916-1917; The Tale of the Stone Flower [Waltz], Op. 118, 1948-1953; The Love for Three Oranges: Symphonic Suite, Op. 33bis, 1919/1924)
Choreography: Kent Stowell
Staging: Kent Stowell and Francia Russell
Scenic Design: Tony Straiges
Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two 20 minute intermissions

Event Showings

Event Details

  • Sep 22 - 30 , 2012
  • Lobby - 2 hours prior to show time
  • $28 - $173
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