★★★✰✰ Be careful what you wish for. The Boy in Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream wishes for unlimited sweets; overfulfillment sends him to the hospital with sugar hallucinations.
★★★★✰ This is a production that lives and breathes, and which rewards multiple viewings, changing subtly with each cast.
★★★✰✰ Murphy is a sensual Odette, something made all the more effective by Stearns’ tenderness.
★★★★★ La Fille Mal Gardée is a ballet that glows from within, lighthearted, tender and bursting with happy ideas.
The Sunday matinee performance I attended had all the prerequisites for huge success, featuring world-class principals Paloma Herrera and Ivan Vasiliev, plus a superb supporting cast.