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2013 Cinderella

The world premiere of a newly imagined fairytale

Cinders is getting a brand-new dress! Alexei Ratmansky, formerly artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet and now resident choreographer of American Ballet Theatre, is creating a new version of Cinderella on The Australian Ballet. Set to Prokofiev’s beguiling score and featuring Surrealism-inspired sets and costumes, this new Cinderella will be eagerly awaited both here and abroad. Ratmansky has been hailed as the saviour of traditional ballet, injecting fresh life into classical technique. His take on the original girl-made-good story promises true enchantment.

With thanks to Supporting Partner Napoleon and Principal & Production Partner Telstra.
 

“Perfect.”

ArtsHub


“Ratmansky has packed his Cinderella with loveable characters, warm humour and meaty choreography, creating a wonderful modern fairytale.”

The Age

 

“Cinderella is set to be the envy
of the ballet world stage.”

Theatre People

 

With thanks to Supporting Partner Napoleon, Media Partner Vogue Australia and Principal & Production Partner Telstra.

Genre

Full-length story ballet

Credits

Cinderella (2013)
Choreography Alexei Ratmansky
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Costume and set design Jérôme Kaplan
Lighting design Rachel Burke
Projection design Wendall K Harrington

Melbourne: with Orchestra Victoria
Sydney: with Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

This performance runs for approximately 150 minutes including two intervals

A charity preview performance of Cinderella will be held on Monday 16 September, with the full proceeds going to the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

Day Date Time Special Details  

  Single Tickets Subscriber additional tickets
Adult 39 - 206 36 - 137
Pensioner 39 - 174 36 - 112
Senior *   36 - 123
Youth (26 and under) * 39 - 152 36  -  90
Children (17 and under) ** 39 - 139 36  -  77

Subscriber discount price for additional single tickets shown in blue

Seniors discounts only available on subscription tickets

Ticket prices may vary between performances and are subject to change without notice

Concession conditions apply

* Selected performances only

** All performances excluding opening nights

Transaction fees apply

School group bookings now available
Complete and print the School group booking form and scan and email to customerservices@australianballet.com.au or fax to (03) 9686 7081 or post to:
The Australian Ballet School group bookings
Private Box 838
South Melbourne DC Vic 3205

ACT I
Scene 1

Cinderella is working hard while her Stepmother and Stepsisters are preparing for a magnificent ball given by the prince of the land.

Cinderella’s Father has fallen on hard times. He likes to drink with his friends, which makes Cinderella’s Stepmother angry. She becomes even more furious when she sees Cinderella taking a portrait of her dead mother from its hiding place. She destroys the portrait and, along with Cinderella’s Stepsisters, upbraids the poor girl cruelly.

A dance teacher visits the Stepmother and Stepsisters to teach them graceful steps, and hairdressers arrive to give them splendid styles and help them on with their finery. Only Cinderella is left out, and when the Stepmother and Stepsisters set off, she is disconsolate. She takes solace in her dreams, imagining she is dancing at the ball.

The Fairy Godmother sees her sorrow and takes pity on her. Eccentrically disguised and accompanied by celestial bodies – sun, moon, planets, stars – she visits Cinderella and transforms her rags into a sumptuous ball gown. Before the planets transport her to the ball, the Fairy Godmother warns her not to lose track of time – at midnight, the magic will vanish.


ACT II
Scene 1

The Prince’s ball is in full swing, and the whole court is trying to win his eye, particularly the Stepmother and her daughters. But when Cinderella arrives and encounters the Prince, it is love at first sight for both of them. The court looks on jealously, and all the ladies rush off to dress themselves like Cinderella.  The Stepmother and Stepsisters also hasten to change their clothes, but they’re a step behind the fashion.

As the night progresses, the Prince is captivated by Cinderella, and their love blossoms, despite the Stepmother and her daughters’ best efforts to win his attention. In her ecstasy, Cinderella forgets the Fairy Godmother’s warning. When midnight strikes and time again intrudes, she runs from the ballroom, leaving her slipper behind.


Act III
Scene 1

The Prince is desperate to find his vanished love, and has a succession of women come to his palace to try on Cinderella’s slipper. When it fits none of them, he sets out to travel the world in search of her, visiting many lands and encountering many temptations. However, he can’t forget Cinderella and returns to his kingdom determined to search every corner of it, although he is fast losing hope.

Scene 2
Cinderella, returned to her workaday life, treasures her memories of the enchanted night with the Prince, but holds little hope of seeing him again. The Stepsisters, on the other hand, think they have made a great hit with the Prince, and each dreams excitedly of marrying him.

As part of his search, the Prince comes to visit them. The Stepmother and the Stepsisters try on the slipper, but their feet are too big for it. Only Cinderella’s foot fits it, and the Prince realises she is his love. They are reunited, and embark on their lives together.

Casting is subject to change without notice.

Tuesday 17 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Leanne Stojmenov
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Wednesday 18 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Madeleine Eastoe
Prince: Kevin Jackson
Stepmother: Dana Stephensen
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Reiko Hombo

Thursday 19 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Leanne Stojmenov
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Friday 20 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Madeleine Eastoe
Prince: Kevin Jackson
Stepmother: Dana Stephensen
stepsister Skinny: Robyn Hendricks
stepsister Dumpy: Reiko Hombo

Saturday 21 September 1.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Amber Scott
Prince: Ty King-Wall
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Saturday 21 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Leanne Stojmenov
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Monday 23 September 6.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Lana Jones
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Stepmother: Dana Stephensen
stepsister Skinny: Robyn Hendricks
stepsister Dumpy: Reiko Hombo

Tuesday 24 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Lana Jones
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Robyn Hendricks
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Wednesday 25 September 1.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Amber Scott
Prince: Ty King-Wall
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Wednesday 25 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Leanne Stojmenov
Prince: Kevin Jackson
Stepmother: Dana Stephensen
stepsister Skinny: Robyn Hendricks
stepsister Dumpy: Reiko Hombo

Thursday 26 September 6.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Lana Jones
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Friday 27 September 6.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Amber Scott
Prince: Ty King-Wall
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Saturday 28 September 1.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Leanne Stojmenov
Prince: Kevin Jackson
Stepmother: Dana Stephensen
stepsister Skinny: Robyn Hendricks
stepsister Dumpy: Reiko Hombo

Saturday 28 September 7.30pm

Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Cinderella: Lana Jones
Prince: Daniel Gaudiello
Stepmother: Amy Harris
stepsister Skinny: Ingrid Gow
stepsister Dumpy: Halaina Hills

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

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