Cinderella: 6 Performances Left
So … if you have a little special someone in your life whom you wish to impress – or even if you want to tap into your own little special childhood self – you have six shows left to do so.
That’s right – six shows, starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. and ending this Sunday with a 6:30 p.m. performance.
Its brief run began February 4th, 2011 and ends this Sunday, February 13th, 2011. It’s a magical, three-act ballet depicting the rags-to-riches tale of the abused and misused yet kindhearted Cinderella. The costumes by Martin Pakledinaz (those of the Good Fairy’s Attendants, especially those of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – were a fav) and sets by Tony Straiges work wonderfully together to create two 18th-century worlds: one of dreams and the other of reality.
Your Hedonista attended as media last weekend, accompanied by an 8-year-old little special someone in her life. The performance was dreamy, right down to the child performers, which are always an added treat. However, the full three acts almost seemed a little much for many of the tiny tots, who seemed to spend the entire time trying to figure out why there isn’t any talking in such a performance; it’s all about the music and dance, after all. (Little attendee tip: get a booster seat – they are free and offered next to the coat check downstairs in McCaw Hall.)
(P.S. – For all of your storybook junkies out there, note that there will also be an even briefer run next month … a mere four PNB performances of the one-hour, one-act, PNB student-performed ballet of Pinocchio: March 20th at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., March 25th (school group performances only, call 206-441-2424 for details), and March 26th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. It’s a worthwhile – not to mention affordable and time-limited – introduction to the magic of ballet for the little ones.)