Huntsville, Ala. – The Huntsville Ballet Company takes the stage of the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the Von Braun Center on April 14-16 with an enchanting production of Cinderella. One of the most famous and beautiful ballets of all time, Cinderella tells the timeless story of Cinderella, a servant to her evil stepsisters until her fairy godmother helps her win the love of Prince Charming at a magnificent ball.
The cast of characters and the beloved story will delight audiences both young and old. 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.
Huntsville Ballet’s production features over 80 dancers and is choreographed by company Artistic Director, Phillip Otto, who celebrates 14 years as artistic Director this year. Otto chose Cinderella as the ballet’s final program of the 2022-2023 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. Mr. 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.
Celebrate with Cinderella
Children and parents are welcome on Saturday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m, in the lobby of the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall of the Von Braun Center to join the Huntsville Ballet for a celebration with Cinderella. The event begins with a Prince and Princess Parade to the stage, where children will join to meet Cinderella and members of the cast. A reception will follow with light refreshments. The event, which is $35 per ticket for one child accompanied by one parent, precedes this matinee performance of Cinderella.
Tickets for this event are sold separately from performance tickets. Proceeds from this event support Huntsville Ballet’s educational outreach programs.