“Ballet Fantastique not only dances out of the box, it throws the box away.” —Register Guard
Everyone's talking about Ballet Fantastique's all-original Cinderella: A Rock Opera Ballet, set in the year 1964 with live music. See the show that recently sold out at the Hult Center in Eugene and earned consecutive standing ovations. Imagine a version of Cinderella where the setting is 1964, the ball is prom, the dance moves are the Twist and the Mashed Potato, and Cinderella goes by “Cindy.” Ballet Fantastique mother-daughter co-directors Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager have! In their all-original “rock opera ballet,” Shelley and Cal James (of the famed Satin Love Orchestra) join the unstoppable dancers of Ballet Fantastique on live stage with their Agents of Unity Band, playing such hits as "You Don't Own Me," "And Then He Kissed Me," "Wild Thing," and "Saw Her Standing There." With their fourteen original arrangements of classic 60s billboard hits from The Supremes, The Ronettes, The Beatles, The Temptations, and more, Shelley and Cal and band (complete with back-up vocals) open Act I with “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” the stepsisters dream of the ball “Mr. Sandman,” and the Sunnydale Fairy Godmother tells Cindy to “Tell Him” that she loves him!
SPECIAL PRESALE DISCOUNTS: FLORENCE TICKETS $20 (regular reserved seating) and $10 (students/youth) WHEN PURCHASED BEFORE JULY 21! Regular price: $25 and $15
SPECIAL PRESALE DISCOUNTS: PORTLAND TICKETS $22 (regular reserved seating) and $12 (students/youth) WHEN PURCHASED BEFORE JULY 21! Regular price: $26 and $16
Sat. Oct. 13: Secret location to be revealed only to ticketholders...
Venture into the mystique and expect only the unexpected with Ballet Fantastique in our official 2012-2013 season kickoff gala: MYSTIQUE. Live music, re-imagined gourmet carnival food created on site by kNio Personal Chefs, bubbly, exclusive preview performances by the dancers (Cirque de la Lune), and surprising guests. It all supports another season filled with entirely all-original art in our city by Ballet Fantastique.
Fall Open Barre: Wednesday, Oct. 3
Winter Open Barre: Wednesday, Jan. 23
Spring Open Barre: Wednesday, April 24
City Center for Dance, Downtown Eugene, OR
An intimate taste of the best of the Northwest! Join the Ballet Fantastique dancers, choreographers, and musicians at Ballet Fantastique’s beautiful downtown City Center for Dance (960 Oak St) on selected Wednesdays throughout the season for a behind-the-scenes open rehearsal preview of new performance premieres in progress, plus tastings of wine from local gem Pyrenees Vineyards and Wine Cellars.