Sonoma Conservatory of Dance presents Appalachian Cinderella
Sonoma Conservatory of Dance presents a spring ballet in the historic Sebastiani Theater.
Set on an idyllic Appalachian farm filled with lovely buttercups and daisies, a magnificent sunflower, beautiful bluebirds, pink piglets, squawking chickens, adorable cow and bull, and a stubborn donkey, Appalachian Cinderella tells the tale of Ella-Mae. When her father, Jack Pa Daniels, is carted off to the Big House for making hooch, she is left alone with her horrid stepmother and stepsisters. Her only comfort is resourceful Granny.
Treated poorly and excluded by her stepfamily from a dance given in honor the arrival of Jake Da Prince Charming, Ella-Mae and Granny find a way for her to attend and shine on the dance floor, capturing first the eye and then the heart of Jake. When the police arrive at the scene, Granny whisks Ella-Mae away from trouble. Jake searches high and low in Deadmans Holler until he finds Ella-Mae and makes all her dreams come true.
The performance features a special family debut. Felix Rebolledo and his father Mauricio will perform together for the first time since Conservatory dancer Felix challenged his father to begin taking the adult class.