January 21, 2014

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU, Valdosta School of Ballet Present Cinderella Jan. 25-26

VALDOSTA — Back by popular demand, the Valdosta School of Ballet, in partnership with Valdosta State University Theatre and Dance, will present Cinderella Jan. 25-26 on the Mathis Auditorium stage.

A ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev to a scenario by Nikolai Volkov, Cinderella is a variation of the original rags-to-riches tale. It was completed in 1945, premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre in November of that year, and is notable for its exuberant music, elaborate scenery, and, of course, the pair of less-than-lovely stepsisters.  

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Advance tickets are $10 for adults ($12 at the door) and $8 for children ($10 at the door) and may be purchased at City Market, 101 N. Patterson St.; Steel’s Jewelry, 3338 Country Club Road; The Scoop, 401 Northside Drive; and Girardin Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, 3321 N. Valdosta Road.

Proceeds from the classic ballet will benefit Valdosta State University’s Golden Circle Scholarship and Support Fund for outstanding students studying theatre and dance.   

Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.

Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities.

The story above demonstrates VSU's commitment to meeting the following goals:

Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.

Goal 2: Increase financial support for the institution.

Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Goal 4: Foster an environment of creativity and scholarship.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/planning/strategic-plan.php to learn more.