Dayton Ballet unveiled An American Cinderella, an adaptation of the romantic classic, on Valentine's Day. The story was updated to 1927 New Orleans at Mardi Gras. Dan McLaughlin, Dayton Ballet's TD/LD for six years, used a "storybook" approach. Large set pieces for later scenes are preset upstage, masked by black drops, so the recurring house scenes take place downstage, cutting down on lighting positions. "The house is warm, with lavenders and pinks from the front, and Broadway Pink and ...

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