BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA at New York Theatre Ballet is a Beautiful Whirlwind of Magic
New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA is a lovely spectacle of dance and magic.
Featuring a small ensemble, this is the classic tale of the original rags-to-riches story of a girl with a dream who, with the help of a fairy godmother, is granted a night of love and magic, which, enviably, turns into her happily ever after. With gorgeous costumes by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan that make the audience, young and old alike, oh and ah, it's an hour of pure theatre to remember. The men in drag don't hurt, either.
Be advised: it's a show for all ages, but be wary of attention spans. If Cinderella isn't pas de bourrée-ing across the stage, children may find themselves restless. But it may vary, depending on the child and age. Regardless, they'll be mesmerized and their visual appetite will be satisfied. The environment and support staff is charming and warm and welcoming. This is definitely the spot for educational theatre.
Now plating at 55 East 59th Street, New York City, performances are Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for children and are available at online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office. For more information, contact the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160.
Cinderella's Ball will follow the 3:30pm performance on March 2 in Gould Hall's Tinker Auditorium. Children will get the chance to waltz with their favorite Cinderella character, play games, win prizes, try to find Cinderella's glass slipper and eat great desserts, with wine for the parents. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Cinderella and Prince Charming outfits. Tickets for Cinderella's Ball are $50 and are available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-679-0401 x5.