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January 01, 2015

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Haglund,

With this new information about the Cinderella casting, does anything change about your recommendation to choose January 18th (with Pavlenko in the Stepmother role) if only able to see one performance of Cinderella?

Thanks!

Hi CMM. Happy New Year to you.

We don't know yet who the Stepmother will be for Jan 20th, but I can't imagine that the performance will be inferior in any meaningful way to either of the other two. This isn't Swan Lake; it's Ratmansky's contemporary interpretation of Cinderella. We already know that it doesn't hold a candle to Ashton's. I wouldn't fret too much about who to see; it's a shame though that we won't get to see Pavlenko in the title role.

Thank you for keeping us updated about the ID's. Damn it. I don't drive and of course I don't have a gun. Well, it looks like I'm bringing a utility bill or something. ;)

Cat, just be sure you have 4 points worth of documentation.

Maybe I missed it, but wouldn't you think that the info on the city's website should be in several languages?

The "pop-up" application centers should be popping up around town pretty soon.

We may not get to see Pavlenko at all anymore...the BAM website has replaced her name with Anastasia Petushkova's, although the Mariinsky website still lists Pavlenko (and now includes full casting for the 20th, with Kondaurova as the Stepmother, while "to be confirmed" remains on the BAM website for that date...) -- is all of this typical of the Mariinsky?

Oh dear. CMM, I'm afraid that it is indeed typical of the Mariinsky. How disappointing it will be if Pavlenko is excluded from the BAM performances.

Haglund,

I don't know where else to post this, but a friend of mine who is seeing the Costa Mesa Sleeping Beauty received word of the casts, which have yet to be posted on ABT's website. Supposedly they are as follows:

Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30pm - Vishneva/Gomes
Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30pm - Murphy/Whiteside
Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm - Hee Seo/Stearns
Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm - Herrera/TBA
Saturday, March 7 at 2pm - Boylston/Gorak
Saturday, March 7th at 7:30pm - Vishneva/Gomes
Sunday, March 8th at 7pm - Vishneva/Gomes

Just thought I would post for anyone interested in seeing the Costa Mesa Sleeping Beauties (and note that there is also a Sunday matinee show).

Update to the previous comment: Sunday matinee Sleeping Beauty is Seo/Stearns.

Thanks much, MRR. I'll put the info in Tuesday's Observations. It's interesting that Vishneva is doing so many performances, including back-to-backs on Saturday and Sunday.

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