Sunday October 23rd 2016

“Cinderella” at The Joffret Ballet, review by Maya Bouchend’homme age 11

  Editor note: Maya is an 11 year old who loves to see live theater and dance, and as I had many theater obligations, and knowing that this story is one that is perfect for the girls her age, I asked her to view and relate what she saw and her thoughts.

Her mother gave her some assistance with the concept of a review, not the review;cinderella-8382

  1. what was the highlight of the first act?
  2.  How was the ballet different from the fairy tale as you know it?
  3. What was the most memorable moment of the second act?
  4. Talk about the dancers talents
  5.   Did this inspire you to want to dance ballet?
  6. Describe the finale-                                          Good questions, indeed!cinderella B

Here is the review:

I really loved the ballet of “Cinderella”. It was inspirational and beautiful. They split it into three acts.

The first act had a real cliff hanger at the end. Sparks flew! A beautiful carriage appeared with Cinderella in it. The costumes were amazing, especially Cinderella’s and the Fairy Godmother’s.

The ballet was a little different from the fairy tale because the Step-Mother was a nice man who actually liked “Cinderella”. At the scene at the ball had more dancing than the movie version.

In the end, Cinderella walked off with the Prince, up the stairs, and glitter falls from the sky, and it is really pretty.

After the show, I asked my mom if I could get ballet shoes. I really want to take ballet lessons now. Overall, I loved the story and dance of “Cinderella” and hope others will attend as well.



“Cinderella” will continue at The Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University thru May 22nd with performances as follows:

cinderellaB2Thursdays  7:30 p.m.

Friday  7:30 p.m.

Saturday  2  and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday  2 p.m.

Tickets range from $32 and can be purchased at the Joffrey Ballet box office located at 10 East Randolph Street, at The Auditorium box office, by phone at 800-982-2787, at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at

To see what others are saying, visit, go to Review Round-Up and click at “Cinderella”cinderellaB8



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