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

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.”

Limited - Philadelphia Ballet - Oksana Maslova & Serling BacaAlexander Iziliaev/Philadelphia Ballet

Oksana Maslova & Serling Baca

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

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Dancers of Philadelphia Ballet

“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”
something for everyone to treasure.”

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Nayara Lopes

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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