A perfectly fit slipper
Arts Association in Newton County stages ‘Cinderella’
The Arts Association in Newton County will present their spring production of “Cinderella” this weekend, featuring dancers from the Covington Regional Ballet as well as a guest dancer.
Members from the CRB’s Young Artist Program as well as several local dancers and special guest Peter Swan will perform in two shows at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at Newton High School’s Porter Hall.
“Since the Association took the CRB in under its wing six years ago, we have grown immensely,” said Abigail Coggin, Young Artists Program director. “We are excited to have the participation of the CRB as well as the local dancers this year.”
TheArts Association held open tryouts in January and selected approximately 50 dancers from the community who will participate in the show.
Swan is slated to play the role of Prince Charming while several boys from the three Newton County high schools will be cast as knights.
The Arts Association produces two shows annually, with “The Nutcracker” as its winter production. Each spring, the show changes. According to Coggin, the Association chose “Cinderella” in hopes of garnering the attention of young children who have never seen a ballet.
“We try to do a fairytale because it attracts a younger audience,” she said. “This production gives them a chance to be exposed to that kind of art form. This is not something all the children may have the opportunity to go to, especially to a professional ballet.”
The Arts Association will be giving Newton County kindergarten students a special preview of some of the scenes on Friday.
Coggin said tickets will be available at the door 45 minutes prior to the show and doors will open approximately 30 minutes before the start. Tickets can also be purchased online atwww.newtoncountyarts.org., or by phone at (770) 786-8188.