At long last some glowing reviews
from the folks down South of Mr. K’s Cindertale!
Donald Boechler’s sets and costumes add a marvelous frame to the action, with the ladies at the ball dressed in shimmering black, sequined gowns, to set off Cinderella’s white, long opera coat and flowing dress.
The special effects are equally eye-popping – the men in pumpkin heads and tuxedos when the clock strikes 12, and Cinderella’s entrance by flying pumpkin. A note of caution: Older children will love this production but younger ones might be frightened by the Act II finale when Cinderella is menaced by the evil pumpkin heads and stripped of her finery.
…``Cinderella'' does the Boston Ballet proud, a reminder of how lucky we are to have this troupe of artists in our midst.
Rags-to-riches may not exactly resonate in these grim financial times, but the Boston Ballet certainly cashed a winning chip with its production of “Cinderella,” which opened Thursday at the Citi Wang Theatre.
The show reprises a popular 2005 production, and it’s easy to see why. Choreographer James Kudelka’s take on Sergei Prokofiev’s famous score, coupled with David Boechler’s design and standout dancing by the troupe, makes for a fan-friendly vision of the ballet that will clearly stay in the repertory.