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Media Invitation to Cinderella at Montecasino

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A dazzling night, a glittering ball, something wonderful is bound to happen when the ultimate fairytale - Joburg Ballet’s production of Cinderella - comes to The Teatro at Montecasino from 14 to 23 December. Cinderella offers an unmissable chance for Teatro audiences to enjoy Joburg’s world-class ballet company as it expands its reach this holiday season.

Choreographed by Joburg Ballet’s artistic director Iain MacDonald in 2013, Cinderella will waltz across The Teatro stage with Johann Strauss’s champagne-infused melodies providing the perfect musical setting for the ultimate rags-to-riches tale. Andrew Botha’s glittering designs frame the action and the full company will light up the theatre in a family-friendly production brimming with charm and magic.

“Strauss composed some of the most enchanting and memorable classical music ever written and Cinderella, his only ballet score, is no exception. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect outing this holiday season,” MacDonald said. “We’re also inviting our audience members to bring a little magic into a child’s life this Christmas by depositing a gift in our special gift box in the main foyer before any Cinderella performance and we’ll pass it on to our chosen charity, NG Welfare.”

Bryan Hill, Teatro general manager, said: “We’re thrilled to be hosting this exceptional production and we know that Joburg Ballet’s many fans, both existing and new, will enjoy an incomparable performance when visiting The Teatro at Montecasino this festive season.”

General manager of Montecasino Mike Page added: “Montecasino is all about making memorable moments for all our visitors – and Cinderella will add a special touch of magic to our exciting festive offering. We look forward to welcoming the superlative Joburg Ballet and their enthusiastic and delighted audiences in December.”

Booking is open via Computicket on 0861 915 8000 / www.computicket.com.

Follow the company on social media; Facebook.com/joburgballetcompanyInstagram.com/joburgballet, @JoburgBallet #Cinderella or visit the website at www.joburgballet.com

DATES & CASTING: For the roles of Cinderella, Prince, Stepmother, Fairy Godmother, Court Jester

Fri 14 Dec 19:30: Shannon Glover, Ruan Galdino, Kitty Phetla, Claudia Monja, Thabang Mabaso
Sat 15 Dec 15:00: Monike Cristina, Revil Yon, Shannon Glover, Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Ivan Domiciano
Sun 16 Dec 14:00: Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Armando Barros, Kitty Phetla, Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Ivan Domiciano
Wed 19 Dec 15:00: Shana Dewey, Bruno Miranda, Claudia Monja, Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Tumelo Lekana
Thu 20 Dec 15:00: Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Armando Barros, Kitty Phetla, Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Laurance James
Fri 21 Dec 19:30: Shana Dewey, Bruno Miranda, Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Claudia Monja, Thabang Mabaso
Sat 22 Dec 15:00: Monike Cristina, Revil Yon, Shannon Glover, Nicole Ferreira-Dill, Ivan Domiciano
Sun 23 Dec 14:00: Shannon Glover, Ruan Galdino, Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Claudia Monja, Thabang Mabaso

Please note, casting is subject to change

PRICES: R150, R250, R350, R450