Cinderella is Enchanting in 2022

HOT SPRINGS– – – This Spring, pumpkins will turn to coaches, rags will transform into ball gown and dreams will come true as Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company will present Cinderella.  The full-length ballet will be performed in three acts to the magnificent score composed by Sergei Prokofiev.

The HSCDTC’s Cinderella is adapted by artistic director Edmond Cooper from the ballet created by Sir Fredrick Ashton which premiered at the Royal Opera House, London,  in 1948. Edmond Cooper’s adaptation of the quintessential fairy tale was first staged in 2014 at the Five Star Theater, Hot Springs.  Dancing the role of Cinderella, Deanna Karlheim Stanton will again grace the stage as the beloved young woman courageously overcoming hardship (and a lost slipper) to discover her destiny.

Originally the Cinderella production was scheduled May 2020 however it was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic.  This production of Cinderella will undoubtedly breathe new life into the classic romance. Joining professional artist and guest Deanna Karlheim Stanton will be guest artist Dagny Hanrahan and 25 new cast members, A new set created by resident set designer artist Sarah Riley is presently in the works,   the set is sponsored, in large part, by a generous grant from the Arkansas Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Beyond the sumptuous set, the production will spring to life with magical performances by the Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Co. The comical stepsisters will once again perform their dances with knowing absurdity, traveling the stage with ungainly jumps and skips. Meanwhile, the ethereal fairy godmother Dagny Hanrahan, the handsome prince, and Cinderella, Deanna Karlheim will offer a delightful dose of romance to the highest standards of classical ballet.  In all, the production will emerge from the pages of this archetypal story, allowing ballet lovers of all ages to experience a collective happily ever after.

Please join The Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company for their presentation of Cinderella Friday May 13th and 20th and Saturday May 14th at 7pm and a 1pm matinee on Saturday the 14th  and 21st, 2022. The performances take place at LakePointe Church, 1343 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. Ticket prices for general seating are $10 for students and $20 for adults; preferred seating prices are $15 for students and $30 for adults.

For more information regarding the performance or any questions relating to tickets please visit the website: or call the Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company on 501-655-6815.