February 4-13, 2010
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109
February 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm
February 10--12 at 7:30 pm
February 5 & 12 at 2:00 pm
February 6 & 13 at 1:00 pm
Added Performance! February 13 at 6:30 pm
SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet happily announces that, following a nine-year hiatus, Kent Stowell's captivating Cinderella makes a long-anticipated return for its McCaw Hall debut. When creating his ballet in 1994, Stowell focused on the spirit of the story, drawn from the original French fairy tale by Charles Perrault, 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 120 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.
At these performances, the mighty PNB Orchestra will be led by Emil de Cou, who was recently hired as PNB’s new Music Director/Principal Conductor, and who will join the company full-time at the start of the 2011-2012 season. Cinderella runs from February 4 through February 13 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Ticket demand for the return of Cinderella is already so great that PNB has added a special Valentine’s Eve performance (with celebratory support from promotional partner Freixenet) on Sunday, February 13 at 6:30 pm. Tickets to all performances start at $27 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online at pnb.org, or in person at 301 Mercer Street.