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Before it comes to DVD, the POB's Cinderella will be shown at Canadian cinemas on Saturday, September 13, at 1:00 p.m. local time.

Cinderella: Agnès Letestu

Film Star: José Martinez

Stepsisters: Laëtitia Pujol & Stéphanie Romberg

Stepmother: Stéphane Phavorin

Father: Cyril Fleury

Producer: Wilfried Romoli

Director: Richard Wilk

His Assistant: Fabien Roques

Dance Teacher: Christophe Duquenne

The Prisoner: Mathias Heymann

Spring: Mélanie Hurel

Summer: Dorothée Gilbert

Autumn: Nolwenn Daniel

Winter: Emilie Cozette

Here's the trailer: http://centralsystem.digiscreen.ca/ShowPag...resentation=225

Most screenings will take place at Empire Theatres.


Participating cities: St. John's, Halifax, Sydney, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Charlottetown, St. Catharines, North York, Mississauga, Ottawa, London, Kitchener, Kingston, Richmond Hill, Burlington, Bolton, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, North Vancouver and Victoria.

The ballet will also be screened at the Ex-Centris Theatre in Montreal: www.ex-centris.com

Princess Twin in Waterloo: www.princesscinemas.com

and Ridge Theatre in Vancouver: www.festivalcinemas.ca (10:00 a.m. PT)

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Cinderella will be screened at five UltraStar locations in California and Arizona this week.

Thurday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 20, at 10:30 a.m.

The participating cinemas are located in San Diego, CA (Mission Valley Cinemas); Oceanside, CA (Mission Market); Apple Valley, CA; Surprise, AZ; and Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Below is a listing of other performing arts screenings coming to UltraStar cinemas.

September 24 & 27 - La Bohème (Teatro Real)

October 1 & 4 - Il barbiere di Siviglia (Teatro Real)

October 8 & 11 - La Bayadère (Royal Ballet)

October 15 & 18 - I puritani (Teatro Comunale di Bologna)

October 22 & 25 - Castor et Pollux (De Nederlandse Opera)

October 29 & November 1 - Swan Lake (Mariinsky Ballet)

November 5 & 8 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (Pacific Northwest Ballet)

November 12 & 15 - Eugene Onegin (Bolshoi Opera)

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How nice that you get to see Midsummer -- none of the movie theaters here in Seattle are participating in this! (though we do get the Met's HD broadcasts, so I shouldn't whine too much)

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:flowers: This DVD has been released in Europe and the Uk, it is also available from Amazon over the net. I would imagine it is super on the wide cinema screen.

I think it is excellent, as it is a whole new concept, which has no relation to the original Cinderella

being set in Hollywood. You can reconise the characters in the story, and the wonderful Prokiev music

still exists. Glamerous costumes and scenery to match the theme take you on a magic journey.

The cast is absolitely amazing. The Step Mother in her elegant clothes, on pointe,has some very subtile actions which are quite hilarious. Her horrid daughters played so well by Laeticia Pujol and Stephanie Romberg, are extremely funny. You simply cannot help laughing at them.

I am not going to tell too much about this production, wait to see it and be very pleasantly surprised.

Look out for the magical waltz when Cinderella arrives at the studio, the Pas de deux on the stool, with the Actor and Cinderella, and the final most beautiful ending with the lovers, a wind machine and the floating silk.

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