Cinderella — January 4-6 & February 16-17, 2013
One-hour family ballet
Charming children and adults alike, Atlanta Ballet breathes new life into this classic fairytale. Let yourself be swept into the action as Cinderella breaks free from her evil stepfamily and finds her prince! A one-hour family ballet featuring Atlanta Ballet's Fellowship Ensemble.
Recommended for ages 12 and under.
Performances at Gwinnett Performing Arts Center:
Friday, January 4th at 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Saturday, January 5th at 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Sunday, January 6th at 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Performances at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre:
Saturday, February 16th at 2:00pm
Sunday, February 17th at 2:00pm
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is the first major performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta in four decades.
Location and Parking
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located in northwest Atlanta near the junction of I-75 and I-285, at the intersection of Cobb Galleria Parkway and Akers Mill Road. Self parking is available on site for a $6 fee, and valet parking is available for select performances for a $10 fee. You can also pay for paking in advance online - click here for more information. Please do not park in the Toys"R"Us lot on Akers Mill Rd. This is not approved parking for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, so your car may be booted or towed if left there.
Emergency Phone Number
(770) 916-2911 is the 24-hour public safety number for the Cobb Energy Centre. Please leave your seat location with your babysitter or answering service so that the house manager may find you in case of an emergency.
The venue is ADA compliant. Designated seats in various locations are available for guests with disabilities and those needing special assistance. The venue is equipped with wheelchair accessible courtesy phones, elevators, plaza ramps, wheelchair accessible ticket windows, and wheelchair accessible drinking fountains. For more information, please call (770) 916-2800.
Cinderella didn’t hold interest of children
As an adult, I enjoyed the ballet. I thought the dancing was very good, the stage set was good quality. It kept my interest. But, for my 5 year old granddaughter, the choreography just didn't capture her. She was very bored and disappointed. If this is to be billed as perfect for 12 and under, the choreographer needs to take creative license to pull in some more colorful characters (loved the step-sisters, as example), bringing in children, and stage enhancements. Otherwise, it's not worth the cost.
Speaking of which (cost), I thought it was a bit excessive given this was the students. I understand we're supporting the ballet, so I was willing to spend it.
It was good
My 3 young girls liked it and that was the main target audience. The price was reasonable. I took my entire family of 5 for less than $100. Overall, I thought it was very good considering the dancers involved were not professionals.
Great Play, however GPAC balcony railings dangerously low! Not recommended for children.
The performance was spectacular, however, the railings for the balcony at the "Gwinnett Performing Arts Center" were little more than 2 feet high. We were in a constant state of fear that our daughter would plunge to her death. This information should be available because this play is obviously intended for children.
Cinderella Gets a “0”
I took my two grandsons (ages 4 and 6) and even they were bored. The choreography was weak and I was afraid that the Prince was going to drop Cinderella several times, as his legs and arms were noticably shaking. I have seen Cinderella before and it was quite entertaining, so I do not know what the Atlanta Ballet was thinking this time. I have seen many excellent Atlanta Ballet performances with students, but as a season ticket holder for over twenty years, I can tell you that is the worst performance I have ever seen.
We had been to the 2008 version of the same ballet and enjoyed it immensely. However, this years' choreography was as dead as doornail. This version should be a considered an eyesore and not at all characteristic of the quality your company stands for. Both the adults and children in our group were bored stiff and couldn't wait for it to be over. Hopefully, next time this ballet is done, a new choreographer will be hired.
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