Great shows are here to come! Take your family and friends to see one of the best ballets ever: Peter Tchaikovsky’s THE SLEEPING BEAUTY!
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Tickets at 40% Off
- Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18, 2014
- Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (Pace University)
- Orchestra and Balcony Seats
- Choose from 4 Performances:
1) Friday, May 16, 7:30 PM
2) Saturday, May 17, 1:30 PM
3) Saturday, May 17, 7:30 PM
4) Sunday, May 18, 1:30 PM
With choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this enchanting fairy tale ballet was first performed in 1890 at the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. It is a true masterpiece and the epitome of dramatic storytelling in the classical tradition.
With lavish sets and costumes, the staging of this full-length production explores all the well-known highlights of The SLEEPING BEAUTY: the opulence of the royal court, the fairies’ magical realm, the haunting vision scene, the Prince’s boat journey through the thorny forest, and the miraculous kiss that awakens Princess Aurora from the curse of her century-long sleep. The heart of the drama is played out as the conflict between the forces of good (the Lilac Fairy) and evil (Carabosse), and the triumph of a noble love that survives not only 100 years, but for all eternity. The ballet is indeed a timeless love story and a glorious spectacle, which our young company celebrates with joyous dancing, as well as an engaging display of acting talent. Bringing classical dance and drama to life is our mission and signature.
The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet proudly presents THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, one of the most beloved and famous ballets in the classical repertoire.
The role of Princes Aurora in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY was one of the hallmarks of Gelsey Kirkland’s stage career, and once again she is passing on this classical treasure to a new generation of dancers. Gelsey last performed the role to great acclaim for London’s Royal Ballet in 1986. She and her husband, Michael Chernov, and Kevin McKenzie staged the ballet for American Ballet Theater in 2007, and Gelsey won accolades when she performed the character role of Carabosse in that production.
Please bring this voucher to Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts within one hour of the performance. You will exchange it for the seat in your seating category.
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