by Public Relations Office
March 24, 2005
Cedarville, Ohio-Dr. Steve Winteregg, chair of the department of music and art at Cedarville University, will see the first ballet he composed hit the stage next month. "An American Cinderella" will be at the Dayton Ballet April 21-24 with a score that was principally composed by Winteregg.
"If you would have told me when I was younger that I would be writing ballets, I would have laughed," Winteregg stated. "But after Dayton Ballet approached me about writing the score for 'An American Cinderella,' I discovered I love writing for dance."
"An American Cinderella" is the first of three ballets the Englewood resident has written. He has also composed the music for "Christmas Carol" and "America`s Robin Hood" and is currently working on his fourth ballet.
"An American Cinderella" follows the traditional fairytale but with a jazzy twist. Set in New Orleans in 1927, Ella Girand suffers torment from her cruel stepsisters as they prepare for the Mardi Gras Ball. To her surprise, she is whisked away to the ball just in time to meet the charming prince. At the stroke of midnight, she must dash home, leaving behind a slipper that the prince uses to search for his lost love.
Performances of "An American Cinderella" will be at the Victoria Theatre April 21-22 at 8 p.m.; April 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m; and April 24 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. For tickets prices and more information, visit www.daytonballet.org or call 1-888-228-3630.