A Cinderella Story Reviews

March 2017


About this production


Thank you for a thoroughly unique, energetic, dynamic, exciting afternoon at the ballet!
I had the pleasure to see A Cinderella Story today with my 12 year old daughter. We were both mezmerized from the beginning. The staging, the choreography, the fresh interpretation, the costumes and the music were a delight!
If Ron Paley ever creates a soundtrack, my daughter and I both want copies! It was swing, and jazz and … well, you know.
I was raised attending musicals, ballet performances and operas and I’ve carried that tradition on with my kids. Thank you for making today an afternoon to remember!


Michelle – Detroit

What a fun, entertaining spin on the Cinderella story. The costumes were really wonderful!!
Love it!


Daniel Ketelaar – Ann Arbor

The performance was absolutely fabulous.  the music was incredible.  the costumes world class.  It was truly one of the best performances we have seen.   Unique, creative, lively and fun.  Thank you!


Karyn R – Northville

Loved every minute of it!!  The dancing and music were amazing!!  The humor of the characters- delightful!!  Loved the retro ‘recreation’.   Truly wish the soundtrack was available for purchase!!


Mira Popovic – Berkley

Outstanding performance!!


brenda – Ann Arbor

One of the most enjoyable ballets I’ve seen. Loved the combination of ballet and other non-conventional movements. Loved the music and the 50s take on the story.
Great venue for watching ballet!


Dance Lover – Ann Arbor

My daughter and I had a wonderful time watching this jazzy performance of A Cinderella Story. The dancers were wonderful with a lovely precision and crispness to their movements. The plot was a riot and the score was a real treat. What a great evening. Please invite the Royal Winnipeg Ballet again!


Dodie  – Marine City

I loved it!!  It was such a fun performance.  The dancing was superb,  the staging and costumes were extremely well done and it was not difficult to follow the age-old story.  The orchestra was fabulous, kudos to MOT players and we loved the “concert” at the end of the performance.  Such energy, certainly walked out with a big smile on our faces.  Thank you MOT for the continued dance series.


Dina Winter – Grosse Pointe

“Cinderella” was a superb performance of skill, elegance, humor, verve and driving energy throughout. Bravo to MOT for yet another extraordinary achievement in getting this unique show onto one of the most wonderful stages of the world.
Special thanks to David Di Chiera for all he has done for Detroit’s cultural upliftment during his reign as Founder and Artistic Director of Michigan Opera Theatre; and thanks to Wayne Brown, MOT’s CEO, who is doing a masterful job of carrying on the task for the future.


Allan and Joy Nachman – Bloomfield Hills

Quite possibly one of the best and unique ballet performances we have ever seen. The dancers were superb, the music and orchestra as good as it gets, and the pianist ,well, words elude us to  describe how exciting he was.


Harmony – Ann Arbor

I loved the performance of A Cinderella Story.  The story was amazing and the dancers were perfect.


Robert – Detroit

I really enjoyed the performance. It was a nice interesting take on a classic story. The dancing was awesome and the garden costumes were really fun and creative.


kim – Clarkston

From the music, to the choreography, dancers the set…..what a delight! Jazzy swing ballet. It was a hit!


Diane Brazen – Warren

Wonderful production.  Very unique choreography.  Have never laughed and smiled so much at a ballet.


Carole Johnson – Romulus

The performance was amazing!  This was my husband’s first ballet and he was thrilled.  The choreography was perfect!


The Schichtle Family – Clarkston

It was beautiful! A true delight, from beginning to end. Our daughter is 17 and a ballerina and this was a Christmas gift for her and a friend. This production was anticipated for months and she loved it so much. It truly inspired her to keep dancing! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this masterpiece of true artistry from the live band, stage sets and effortless dancing. Simply wonderful!


Ann Marie Bokatzian – Harper Woods

Loved the show. Dancing was excellent. Energetic and lovely! The music was fabulous. The opera house tend to always be very warm…on the verge of hot. Several ladies ahead of us were ‘fanning” themselves with their programs and it was VERY annoying and distracting. Also, several little children with adults narrating the story and a babies who broke out into a crying jag several times. Not sure if there was a matinee offered for this show…but that might have helped with the children issues. Overall, love the theater and the The Cinderella Story.

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