New York Theatre Ballet performs "Cinderella" at Wisconsin Lutheran College

March 28, 2006

MILWAUKEE - New York Theatre Ballet presents the classic fairytale "Cinderella" at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. The timeless story is elaborately told with wicked stepsisters, a fairy godmother, magic slippers and a most charming prince - all performed with colorful costumes and an ingenious set. Donald Mahler, "Cinderella" choreographer, is the former director of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York.

Founded in 1978 by Diana Byer, artistic director, the New York Theatre Ballet pioneered ballet programming for children with its first production of "The Nutcracker." Since that time, the New York Theatre Ballet has become known for its theatrical expressiveness, high production quality, excellence of technique, accessibility and emphasis on intimacy with its audiences.

The company has given hundreds of performances throughout the U.S. and abroad, appearing in major performing arts centers and festival settings as well as college's, schools and community settings. This is the second time that the New York Theatre Ballet has performed at Wisconsin Lutheran. They performed "The Alice in Wonderland Follies" in the Schwan Concert Hall in 2003.

New York Theatre Ballet's performance of "Cinderella" is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $21 general, $19 seniors and $6 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.