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beauty and the beast

beauty and the beast

Beauty and the beast

April 13 -16, 2023  |  Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall



The hour-long, narrated ballet, performed by Cincinnati Ballet Second Company – CB2 dancers is the perfect introduction to dance, even for the youngest members of your family. With choreography from Pamela Robinson Harris and Peggy Dolkas, it also features Professional Training Division dancers and young performers from Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy. Tickets for the performance start at just $20 and include fun lobby activities at the theater.

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Beauty and the beast


Choreography  Pamela Robinson Harris and Peggy Dolkas
Musicalexander glazunov: masquerade, The seasons, raymonda nikolai tcherepnin: armida’s pavillion
Musical Selection & ArrangementPamela Robinson Harris and peggy dolkas
Scenic DesignJohn wayne cook
Costume DesignDavid heuvel
Lighting designjames k. larsen
beauty and the beast


An evil fairy, disguised as an old hag, begs a prince for shelter from the storm. When he denies her access to his castle, she steals his heart, turning him into a hideous beast. Beauty’s father, the merchant, learns that one of his lost ships has arrived at port and he prepares to claim his fortune. Beauty and her two spoiled sisters, Babette and Colette, see him off as Henri, a young man who lives nearby, pursues Beauty’s affection. The merchant, upon his return home, becomes lost in the forest during a dreadful storm. He seeks shelter in what seems to be a welcoming but empty castle. Weary from his travel, the merchant enters the castle and treats himself to a meal. Warm and cozy, he falls asleep. The next morning, the merchant wakes feeling refreshed, discovering he is now in a magical rose garden. While picking a rose for his daughter Beauty, the Beast appears and demands that the merchant must die for stealing his most prized possession or one of his daughters must return in his place as a captive. Upon learning of her father’s fate, Beauty agrees to take his place in the castle. Beauty meets the beast and bids her father goodbye. Beauty falls asleep in a bedroom at the castle, and with the help of the Good Fairy and magic statues, she wakes in a new dress. Beauty and the Beast share a meal and he asks for her hand in marriage. Beauty dreams of handsome Prince and wonders if she is alone in the castle. The Beast allows Beauty to travel home by way of a magic glove after she discovers her father is ill. The merchant is happy to see his daughter alive. Beauty returns to the castle after learning that the Beast is dying and agrees to marry him. Before his last breath she offers her heart to the Good Fairy. Her act of kindness ends the curse and the Beast is transformed back into a Prince and they live happily ever after.

Beauty and the Beast Presenting Sponsor

production sponsor

Cincinnati ballet second company – cb2 sponsors

Trish and Rick Bryan

sensory friendly performance partner

Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust

additional support

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