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September 28, 2022

Join Philadelphia Ballet for an enchanting story of happily ever after!

Philadelphia Ballet opens their magical 2022/23 season with Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, the treasured family classic that is sure to captivate audiences of all ages

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Philadelphia Ballet will kick off its new season with "Cinderella" on October 13, running 10 performances at the Academy of Music through October 23. Tickets are now available

“It is a delight to embark on our new season with one of the most beloved and classic family stories, which is sure to capture the imagination of ballet lovers of all ages,” said Angel Corella, The Ruth & A. Morris Williams, Jr. Artistic Director. “We hope our audiences will join us for a production full of magic, romance, and breathtaking dance as the company returns to the stage this October.”

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Set to Sergei Prokofiev's passionate and expansive score, Ben Stevenson's version of "Cinderella" has captivated audiences with its emotionally compelling portrayal of this cherished ballet. "Cinderella" follows its heroine's journey as she falls in love with a handsome prince, overcomes the influences of her wicked stepfamily, and makes her own dreams come true. Beloved by generations, this is a story where wishes come true, courage triumphs over cruelty, and a lost slipper leads to a happily ever after.

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“It is always a thrill to inaugurate a new performance season, and it is hard to imagine a more fitting opening than "Cinderella," a ballet that continues to delight audiences young and old with its heartwarming story and enchanting choreography,” said Shelly Power, The Dr. Carolyn Newsom Executive Director. “This grand and sweeping production is also the perfect way to introduce our newly-expanded Company of 50 dancers to our audiences. Whether you know the tale by heart or are experiencing it for the very first time, "Cinderella" offers something for everyone to treasure.”

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While this is still the fairytale audiences are familiar with, there are some distinct differences to this retelling that are sure to surprise and delight. The evil stepsisters are played by male dancers, Cinderella’s stepfather is still around, and a jester makes multiple appearances that are sure to give laughs.

“My favorite thing about the production is the comedy and the lightness of the show,” Corella says, noting its universal appeal. “We want to invite everyone to laugh, to clap, to be part of the experience.”

Philadelphia Ballet Presents “Cinderella”

Runs October 13-23, 2023
The Academy of Music
240 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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