PORTLAND – The Maine State Ballet will host its third benefit auction, The Cinderella Ball, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 12, at the Eastland Park Hotel Ballroom. The event will feature a silent auction and a live auction with guest auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of the Thomaston Place Auction Gallery. Guests will be treated to a brief preview from the upcoming “Cinderella Ballet,” a light dinner buffet, and dancing to the music of the Tony Boffa Band.

Proceeds from the auction will be used for a college scholarship fund, Dance for ME, which will benefit high school seniors who want to attend local colleges while continuing to dance with the Maine State Ballet; funding of the “Backstage at Maine State Ballet” educational outreach school performances held for the “Nutcracker” and for the spring ballet; and a third annual ballet production.

“Cinderella” will be performed April 30-May 1 and a summer production is scheduled for Aug. 20.

Tickets to the black-tie optional event are $50 per person; $90 per couple. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Maine State Ballet at (207) 781-7672.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.