Detroit Public Television to broadcast Interlochen Arts Academy’s “Cinderella” ballet April 24

“Cinderella” will air on Detroit Public Television at 9 p.m. ET April 24 and will be made available on demand at and via the Detroit Public Television PBS Video app.

A young girl dressed in ragged clothing kneels on the floor, scrubbing it.

Interlochen Arts Academy’s production of the ballet Cinderella will be broadcast on Detroit Public Television (DPTV) at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, April 24. The program will also be available on demand at and streamable on the Detroit Public Television PBS Video app. In addition, it will be broadcast statewide on the Michigan Learning Channel at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 3 .

The ballet’s timeless fairy tale centers on a young girl who shows kindness to a poorly-dressed stranger, only to discover that the old woman is actually her fairy godmother. Dressed in a magical gown, Cinderella is whisked away to the ball in a pumpkin carriage. To the horror of her stepsisters, she dances the night away with the prince—until the clock strikes twelve and her godmother’s lavish gifts begin to disappear. It will take true love, and a little bit of luck, for the prince and Cinderella to see each other again. The ballet’s iconic score was written by Sergei Prokofiev.

Interlochen’s production of Cinderella features performances by the Dance students of Interlochen Arts Academy, choreographed by Director of Dance Joseph Morrissey. Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation’s premier boarding arts high school, where students pursue pre-professional training in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, interdisciplinary arts, and film alongside a robust academic curriculum, preparing them to excel in the arts and beyond.

Highlights of the show include stunning scenic design and jewel-encrusted costumes, many of which were designed and sewn in Ukraine. Cinderella’s strong visual elements mean that the ballet is well-suited to the broadcast format.

“We are proud to work with Detroit Public Television once again this year to share the beauty of Interlochen’s Cinderella,” said Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey. “This iconic ballet, brought to life by our gifted young dancers, expresses the deeply-held human hope that kindness can overcome any obstacle. We are delighted that audiences far and wide will have the opportunity to enjoy it.”

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