Celebrate the Timeless Tale with Loved Ones; Featuring Choreography by Victoria Morgan and Live Music by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
January 16, 2020, (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Orlando Ballet will perform the classic fairytale, “Cinderella” at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts February 14 through 16, 2020. “Cinderella” will feature stunning choreography by Victoria Morgan, artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet, live music by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and exquisite sets and costumes. The timeless tale will open on Valentine’s Day weekend, a perfect occasion to celebrate with loved ones.
The harmonious sounds of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will bring every storybook character to life; including Cinderella, the prince, and even stepsisters, played by male Orlando Ballet company dancers. The production pays homage to the original fairytale romance, but also includes humorous moments and twists that will captivate audiences of all ages. The production will also include “Cinderella – A Family Show,” a one-hour condensed version perfect for families and young children, on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11 a.m.
“I’m thrilled to bring ‘Cinderella’ to Orlando and work with the immense talent at Orlando Ballet,” said artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet Victoria Morgan. “Everyone loves the classic story of ‘Cinderella,’ but I hope that audiences find my version to be a breath of fresh air. The production is visually stunning—there’s a massive, gorgeous carriage, and the costumes are wonderful—but most importantly, the talented dancers of Orlando Ballet will bring my choreography to life beautifully.”
“It’s a true pleasure to have Victoria Morgan’s choreography part of our repertoire this season,” said Orlando Ballet artistic director Robert Hill. “Victoria is a visionary with unmatched artistic-excellence, and I’m so happy our dancers get to work with and learn from choreographers of her caliber. Live accompaniment by the wonderful Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will bring so much magic to the production, too—audiences are in for a treat.”
Ballet Ball – A Cinderella Story
Orlando Ballet will host its first public event in its new home, Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, January 25, 2020. Orlando Ballet’s “Ballet Ball: A Cinderella Story” is the organization’s preeminent gala and fundraising event, and is Cinderella-themed in honor of the production. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://orlandoballet.org/event/ballet-ball-2020/
Additionally, Orlando Ballet’s “Ballet Ball: A Cinderella Story” will feature special guest and global dance icon, Kevin McKenzie, artistic director of American Ballet Theatre. Orlando Ballet School students will have the opportunity to take a master ballet class with McKenzie on Sunday, January 26 at Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre. The masterclass is open to the public and the first in Orlando Ballet’s new home. The new building will allow Orlando Ballet to bring more master classes and performances to the community. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/463759651218272/ for more information.
Orlando Ballet’s “Ballet Ball: A Cinderella Story” is generously sponsored by PNC Bank.
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3 p.m.
“Cinderella – A Family Show” Showtime
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11 a.m.
To purchase tickets visit: https://www.drphillipscenter.org/events/tickets/2019/cinderella/ or call the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts box office at 844-513-2014