May 3, 2014 12:00 AM

In Kansas City Ballet production, Cinderella’s middle name is ‘hope’

With pumpkins turning into horse-drawn carriages, rags becoming ball gowns and poor, grungy girls transformed into beautiful princesses, “Cinderella” is a tale of change. How appropriate, then, for the Kansas City Ballet to conclude its 56th season with a staging of this fairy tale of transformation — the company itself is in transition.

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