Cinderella

February 16 – 23, 2019 | One Week Only | Keller Auditorium

222 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201


Midnight is just the beginning…

Against the backdrop of Prokofiev’s luscious score, Ben Stevenson’s ballet brings Cinderella to life with both slapstick humor and lush romanticism. Cinderella suffers cruelly at the hands of her step-mother and two step-sisters, and yet is loving enough to offer a poor beggar woman some bread when she knocks at the door. Little does she know that the beggar woman is really her Fairy Godmother, prepared to grant her most fervent wish – to go to the Prince’s ball. Cinderella’s magical night unfolds against the backdrop of gorgeous sets and spirited dancing. But when the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella must make a choice – to tell the Prince who she really is, or return to a life overshadowed by her stepmother’s cruelty. A triumphant tale of courage, hope, wishes … and magic.

Choreography by Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.
Music score by Sergei Prokofiev


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Casting Week 1 (February 16-17)

Saturday 2/16 at 2:00 PM

Cinderella: Xuan Cheng
Prince : Brian Simcoe
Stepsister 1: Michael Linsmeier
Stepsister 2: Christopher Kaiser
Stepmother: Makino Hayashi
Father: Peter Franc
Jester: Chauncey Parsons
Fairy Godmother: Eva Burton
Spring Fairy: Ansa Capizzi
Summer Fairy: Jessica Lind
Autumn Fairy: Kelsie Nobriga
Winter Fairy: Kimberly Fromm

Saturday 2/16 at 7:30 PM

Cinderella: Eva Burton
Prince : Colby Parsons
Stepsister 1: Michael Linsmeier
Stepsister 2: Christopher Kaiser
Stepmother: Makino Hayashi
Father: Peter Franc
Jester: Brian Simcoe
Fairy Godmother: Katherine Monogue
Spring Fairy: Emily Parker
Summer Fairy: Jessica Lind
Autumn Fairy: Kimberly Fromm
Winter Fairy: Hannah Davis

Sunday 2/17 at 2:00 PM

Cinderella: Xuan Cheng
Prince : Brian Simcoe
Stepsister 1: Thomas Baker
Stepsister 2: Christopher Kaiser
Stepmother: Emily Parker
Father: Peter Franc
Jester: Chauncey Parsons
Fairy Godmother: Kimberly Fromm
Spring Fairy: Makino Hayashi
Summer Fairy: Katherine Monogue
Autumn Fairy: Kelsie Nobriga
Winter Fairy: Hannah Davis

Casting Week 2 (February 21-23)

Thursday 2/21 7:30 PM

Cinderella: Xuan Cheng
Prince : Brian Simcoe
Stepsister 1: Thomas Baker
Stepsister 2: Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair
Stepmother: Makino Hayashi
Father: Peter Franc
Jester: Chauncey Parsons
Fairy Godmother: Eva Burton
Spring Fairy: Emily Parker
Summer Fairy: Katherine Monogue
Autumn Fairy: Kelsie Nobriga
Winter Fairy: Kimberly Fromm

Friday 2/22 at 7:30 PM

Cinderella: Ansa Capizzi
Prince : Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair
Stepsister 1: Michael Linsmeier
Stepsister 2: Christopher Kaiser
Stepmother: Emily Parker
Father: Peter Franc
Jester: Theodore Watler
Fairy Godmother: Katherine Monogue
Spring Fairy: Makino Hayashi
Summer Fairy: Jessica Lind
Autumn Fairy: Kimberly Fromm
Winter Fairy: Hannah Davis

Saturday 2/23 at 2:00 PM

Cinderella: Eva Burton
Prince: Colby Parsons
Stepsister 1: Thomas Baker
Stepsister 2: Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair
Stepmother: Makino Hayashi
Father: Peter Franc
Jester: Brian Simcoe
Fairy Godmother: Kimberly Fromm
Spring Fairy: Emily Parker
Summer Fairy: Katherine Monogue
Autumn Fairy: Abigail Diedrich
Winter Fairy: Hannah Davis

Saturday 2/23 at 7:30 PM

Cinderella: Xuan Cheng
Prince: Brian Simcoe
Stepsister 1: Michael Linsmeier
Stepsister 2: Christopher Kaiser
Stepmother: Emily Parker
Father: Peter Franc
Jester: Chauncey Parsons
Fairy Godmother: Eva Burton
Spring Fairy: Ansa Capizzi
Summer Fairy: Jessica Lind
Autumn Fairy: Kelsie Nobriga
Winter Fairy: Kimberly Fromm

Casting is subject to change


Previews & Reviews

OBT “Cinderella” Preview: Going Places
Critical Dance | February 10, 2019

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s ‘Cinderella’ offers spectacle, magical transformations, lush live music
The Oregonian | March 2, 2015


Run Time

Approximately 2 hours and 22 minutes, including the two 20 minute intermissions.


Audio Described

OBT offers audio-described performances for patrons with blindness or low vision, or anyone interested in listening to a live narration of select performances.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) will be available for patron use during the February 17 (2PM) performance of Cinderella. Patrons wanting to experience the performance through verbal description of the action on stage, including choreography, story line, scenery and costumes, will be able to pick up a hand-held device on a first-come, first-served basis from the coat check area before the performance. Neck loops for use with hearing aids and cochlear implants with a “T” switch (telecoil) are also available. Please bring ID when checking out a hearing device. Supplies are limited.

Header Image: Xuan Cheng | Photo by Tatiana Wills