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Cinderella comes to Camden Thursday

Posted: February 26, 2015 2:22 p.m.
Updated: February 27, 2015 1:00 a.m.
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Cast members of Cinderella are (from left) Camilo Herrera, Stepsister; Jordan Hawkins, Stepmother; Chad Henderson, Stepsister; Regina Willoughby, Cinderella and Christopher Miro as Prince Charming.

Cinderella dances her way into Camden Thursday.

Deemed as "sheer magic" by The State Newspaper, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) presents Columbia City Ballet’s Cinderella, Thursday, March 5 in the Wood Auditorium. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students, seniors, military and children 2 and over.

Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you if you are in the audience at Columbia City Ballet’s full-length production of Cinderella. This production also features local dancers including Cailin Cokley, Ava Reeves, Maddie Rhodes, Becky Zhens, Kristen Skufca, Addie Bittner, Rachel Catoe, Reagan Hinson, Ella Roberts, DeSaussure DuBose, Larkin Alexander, Hailey Barnes, Zaria Brown, Hannah Culp, Charlotte Beckham, Blair Gunter, Vanessa Lopez, and Baker Swaney.

Having presented the beloved classic Cinderella nine times over the company’s 50-year history, this new production choreographed by Executive & Artistic Director William Starrett promises to live up to its past reputation of being an absolute favorite.

Based on the French fairy tale as told by Charles Perrault, Cinderella centers around the theme of a young girl’s honesty and modesty triumphing over her stepsisters’ and stepmother’s greed and arrogance. The sheer artistry of the dancing, the comic brilliance of the stepsisters and the magical, clearly-portrayed story make the production the perfect family outing.

As part of the 2014-15 School Arts Performance Series, the FAC will host a school performance of Cinderella for local Kershaw County students. Students will experience a shortened version of the full length production. The students are introduced to a wide spectrum of artistic genres and disciplines, art history, movement, physical fitness, music, theatre etiquette and stagecraft, all of which are coordinated to fit the Common Core State Standards as well as incorporating STEM strategies.

"We are so excited to bring this fabulous dance company to Camden and to give the students of Kershaw County an opportunity to experience professional ballet at its best," said Kristin Cobb, Executive Director of the FAC.

For tickets, please call the FAC Box Office at 425-7676 ext. 300, or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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