**** Highly Recommended **** I don’t often get the opportunity to review a ballet, so I was delighted to get an invitation to the Joffrey Ballet’s “Cinderella”. “Cinderella” was originally choreographed in 1948 by Sir Frederick Ashton for the Sadler’s Wells Ballet in London to a Prokofiev score written for the Bolshoi Ballet. “Cinderella” is filled with complicated choreography, fantabulous leaps, flawless technique and timing. I give “Cinderella” 4 Spotlights.
The Joffrey Ballet’s “Cinderella” runs through May 22nd at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago. Running time for this three act ballet is 2 hours, 15 minutes, with one full intermission and a short interval. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $32-$170. The best parking option I’ve found is the Park 1 lot on the corner of Wabash and Van Buren, for $13. FYI The Joffrey Ballet Box Office, 10 E. Randolph, Auditorium Theatre Box Office 50 E. Congress Pkwy, (800) 982-2787 or www.ticketmaster.com.
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