Little girls who dream of princesses got the opportunity to have breakfast with one on Saturday, April 2, at Aubrey’s in Maryville.
The Cinderella Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Aubrey’s and Appalachian Ballet Company’s Board of Trust, brought the cast of the professional company’s upcoming production of “Cinderella” to talk to and have pictures made with breakfast guests.
The pancake breakfast was both a fundraiser and a way to promote the show, which will be Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, at the Clayton Center for the Arts.
“I think it was every little girl’s dream to be there and have a picture made with Cinderella. The pancake breakfast was quite a success and a great way to promote our show,” said Amy Moore Morton, artistic director.
Appalachian Ballet Board of Trust president Clint Woodfin said $1,625 was raised for the ballet. “The folks at Aubrey’s were terrific, and it was really special to watch the kids interact with the ballerinas who were greeting the guests as they enjoyed breakfast,” he said. Sherri Gardner Howell, a member of the board of trust, chaired the breakfast, with Jack Jackson and Neville Howell in charge of coordinating the servers and work stations.
The Appalachian Ballet Company will present “Cinderella” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 16-17, at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Kylie Morton is dancing the part of Cinderella, and Ted Seymour from Chicago is the Prince.
“I’ve been telling people this is almost as big as Nutcracker,” Morton said.
Seymour arrived in town on Saturday, April 9, and Morton said everything looked good as the company prepared to move into the Clayton Center for the Arts to begin on-stage rehearsals in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theater.
Tickets are $15 to $20 (plus facilities charges) and students and seniors receive a $5 discount. Tickets can be purchased at Tickets Unlimited, 865-656-4444, and the Clayton Center at 865-981-8590, or Online at www.claytonartscenter.com.