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Original Princess 

Wednesday, Feb 26 2014

World-renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's rendition of the traditional fairy tale Cinderella returns to San Francisco. With a dramatic score by Prokofiev and stunning set designs and fabulous costumes by Julian Crouch and Basil Twist, the well-known story of a downtrodden maiden and her magical transformation into the belle of the ball becomes a grand spectacle in the hands of the San Francisco Ballet. Yet Wheeldon ensures that the spun sugar magic of the ballet is tempered with the darker aspects of the original Grimm tale, dramatizing the enchanted tree that grows on Cinderella's mother's grave and weaving in mysterious fates as well as the ordinary fairies of the four seasons to guide the poor heroine to a happy ending. All eleven performances by the San Francisco Ballet sold out before its U.S. premiere in 2013; don't miss your second chance at this new classic.

Tue., March 11, 8 p.m.; Wed., March 12, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., March 13, 8 p.m.; Fri., March 14, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 15, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., March 16, 2 p.m.; Fri., March 21, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 22, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., March 23, 2 p.m., 2014

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