To launch the 40th Anniversary Season and honor Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, Pacific Northwest Ballet's wondrous Cinderella returns to McCaw Hall.
Choreographer Stowell conjures rare enchantment from this best-loved tale by recalling Cinderella's long-lost mother in a tender memory scene and then returning her in the guise of Fairy Godmother. As if stepping between the pages of a beloved story book, the ballet's breathtaking beauty, in union with Prokofiev's evocative score, vividly illustrates the familiar narrative and supports a rich array of character rolesfrom silly step-sisters to tiny dancing pumpkins to a gentle, handsome prince.
And when her ivory carriage rolls to a stop at the entrance to a magnificent golden ballroom and Cinderella takes her first, shy steps into the midst of swirling, scarlet-clad dancers, all hearts go with her into this dream come true.
PNB will perform Cinderella Sept. 21-30. For tickets or more information, visit www.pnb.org.