CENTER DANCE ENSEMBLE Performs Two Programs CINDERELLA ROCKS! & SHAKESPEARE AT THE HERBERGER – March 2 – 4

(Phoenix, Ariz.) Center Dance Ensemble brings two distinct programs to the Herberger Theater Center, a 1980s pop music version of Cinderella for a family matinee, and an exploration of the genius of Shakespeare in the evenings. Fantasies and Fairytales featuring CINDERELLA ROCKS! and SHAKESPEARE AT THE HERBERGER featuring the tragic tale of Othello, will be held March 2nd through 4th at Herberger’s Stage West.

Fantasies and Fairytales
Cinderella Rocks!

Mar 3 & 4 at 2:00 pm
Stage West, Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix AZ 85004
Tickets: $10 adults/$5 students
herbergertheater.org (602) 252-8497

Families will delight in this whimsical matinee performance of Cinderella Rock! – set during the big-hair pop age of the 80s. The classic fairytale is told with a rockin’ twist as the wicked step-sisters badger and harass sweet Cinderella, who ultimately conquers all.

Shakespeare at The Herberger
Featuring the tragic tale of Othello

Mar 2 & 3 at 7:30; March 4 at 5:00 pm
Mar 2 at 12:00 (Lunch Time Dance Theater Performance)
Stage West, Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe, Phoenix AZ 85004
Tickets: $28 adults/$23 seniors/$14 students
herbergertheater.org or (602) 252-8497

Center Dance Ensemble explores the psychological and poetic genius of Shakespeare in this evening program. Created by Artistic Director Frances Smith Cohen and featuring Emilio Minto as the tortured “Othello,” Amber Robins as “Desdemona” and D. Daniel Hollingshead as the conniving “Iago,” Shakespeare at The Herberger reveals the darkness and havoc that unfold from the evil machinations of the classic puppet master.

Rounding out the program will be other mesmerizing pieces based on Shakespeare’s sonnets, with choreography by Assistant Artistic Director, Diane McNeal Hunt and Nicole Olson.