Although honeybees instinctually communicate through dance, humans who attempt to do so without proper training risk insulting the queen or eating the wrong flowers. Catch a buzz-worthy performance with today’s GrouponLive deal to see The Ventura County Ballet perform Cinderella at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center. For $10, you get one ticket for seating in the upper-mezzanine level, which includes the balcony-center, balcony-left-center, and balcony-right-center sections (up to a $20 value). Tickets for children 10 and younger are regularly sold for $10. Choose between the following performances:
- Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, April 14, at 7 p.m.<p>
The Ventura County Ballet presents Cinderella, pirouetting through choreography by Rodney Gustafson of Santa Barbara’s State Street Ballet. A cast of dancers, led by Ryan Camou from Hawaii and prima ballerina Jennifer Rowe, prances amid newly designed staging and video effects, weaving gestures, twirls, and eye-catching costumes together to invigorate the familiar fairy tale of love and loss. Lighthearted comedy mixes with deep-felt romance between Cinderella, her prince, and her wicked stepsisters. The stage presence is rounded out with a backdrop of grade-school toe-tippers and a fairy godmother whose technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center’s spacious stage sets the scene for Cinderella’s scenes and dancing. More than 1,600 seats have cradled audiences through Broadway musicals, plays, and the words and silent stares of guest speakers.
The Ventura County Ballet Company
What do dancers at the Monte Carlo Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet have in common? Besides the supernatural ability to walk on their toes, they got their start with The Ventura County Ballet Company. Ventura County Ballet is a nonprofit committed to creating art while developing young talent and sharing the results with the community through large-scale classic works like The Nutcracker in addition to original works and educational outreach.