Huntsville Ballet to present 4 amazing performances of ‘Cinderella’

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Huntsville Ballet’s presentation of “Cinderella” opens April 14. (Huntsville Ballet)

Huntsville Ballet Company’s season continues this month with four performances of “Cinderella,” with music by Prokofiev. The show opens April 14 and runs through April 16 at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall in the Von Braun Center.

Huntsville Ballet’s production — the final performance of the 2022-23 season — features more than 80 dancers and is choreographed by company Artistic Director, Phillip Otto. Here’s what to know:

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4 performances of ‘Cinderella’

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‘Cinderella’ is a personal favorite of HBC’s artistic director Phillip Otto. (Huntsville Ballet)

Phillip Otto, who celebrates 14 years as artistic director this year, chose “Cinderella” as the ballet’s final program of the 2022-2023 season because of its enchanting and romantic story.

It is also a personal favorite, as he and his wife, Huntsville Ballet School director Rachel Butler, have both danced in “Cinderella” throughout their professional ballet careers.

Otto, who began dance at an early age, started his history with “Cinderella” as a child in performances with the Bolshoi Ballet and the Royal Ballet.

Principal dancers Abby Callahan and Phillip Nathaniel Otto will dance the role of Cinderella and Prince Charming, roles that demand high levels of technical and artistic skill. 

Showtimes for “Cinderella” are as follows:

  • Friday 4/14, 7:30PM
  • Saturday 4/15, 2PM
  • Saturday 4/15, 7:30PM
  • Sunday 4/16, 1PM

Tickets can be purchased via the Huntsville Ballet website.

A special treat for children

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Kids can meet Cinderella at a separate event Saturday. (Huntsville Ballet)

Children and parents who attend the matinee on Saturday may also purchase a separate ticket for “Celebrate with Cinderella,” which begins with a  prince and princess parade to the stage before the performance where the children will meet Cinderella and the rest of the cast.

A reception will follow with light refreshments and a souvenir. The cost is $35 for a child accompanied by a parent. Those attending this event will meet in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall lobby at 12:30PM.

 Proceeds from the celebration help support Huntsville Ballet’s educational outreach programs.

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Michael Seale
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