Announcing the 2017-2018 Season

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season

BALLET PALM BEACH ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 SEASON OF PERFORMANCES, THE NUTCRACKER MOVES TO KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) – Ballet Palm Beach, the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, has your ticket to amazing performances!

Ballet Palm Beach is proud to announce that for the first time ever their annual performance of The Nutcracker will move to the grand 2,195-seat Dreyfoos Hall at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 1, 2 and 3, 2017. With its superior acoustics and magnificent aesthetics, this new venue ensures an unforgettable experience for every guest. Colleen Smith, Artistic Director at Ballet Palm Beach will debut a new interpretation of this timeless story with new choreography, plot, characters, sets, and costumes. “I am excited to recreate our Nutcracker matching the incredible talent of our dancers to our magnificent new venue and creating a memorable new holiday tradition for our community,” says Colleen Smith, Artistic Director of Ballet Palm Beach. The Nutcracker is the coming-of-age story of Marie who receives a mysterious gift on Christmas Eve. Adventures ensue as Tchaikovsky’s score draws Marie into a terrifying battle with the Mouse King, through a mystical snowstorm, and to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is suitable for all ages, delighting the young and the young-at-heart. Performances will be held on Friday, December 1st at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 2nd at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 3rd at 2 p.m. The Nutcracker is sponsored in part by Lighthouse Partners. Tickets, starting at $19, go on sale October 7, 2017 and are available through the Kravis Center Box Office by calling (561) 832-7469 or visiting kravis.org.

The 2017-2018 season will begin with Snow White and Other Works on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2017 at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens.  Snow White is an original work by Colleen Smith which premiered in October 2016. A beautiful, exiled princess finds refuge with an unlikely band of heroes. Meanwhile, a jealous queen plots. This fantastical ballet adaptation of Grimm’s fairy tale will intrigue audiences of all ages. In addition, Ballet Palm Beach is honored to perform Balanchine’s charming Who Cares? with guest principal dancer, Joseph Gatti, and other works by guest choreographers. Performances will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 15th at 4 p.m. Tickets, starting at $19, go on sale September 1, 2017 and are available by calling (561) 814-5598 or by visiting www.balletpalmbeach.ticketleap.com.

Ballet Palm Beach continues with very special performances of Up Close with Ballet Palm Beach on Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27, 2017 at the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets for these very special 7:30 p.m. performances on both evenings include drinks, or for a limited number of ticket holders, an upgrade to drinks and dinner at cabaret seating. The company will perform The List, by former Alvin Ailey dancer and acclaimed choreographer, Christopher Huggins. It is a poignant tribute to the victims of the Holocaust. The List is presented with other pieces from Ballet Palm Beach’s classical and contemporary repertoire. Tickets, starting at $60 go on sale October 7, 2017 and are available through the Kravis Center Box Office by calling (561) 832-7469 or visiting kravis.org.

Join Ballet Palm Beach on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, 2018 at Benjamin Hall in Palm Beach Gardens for a performance of Gatsby, an original ballet interpreting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Set in the Roaring Twenties, the tragic tale is told through the eyes of Nick Carraway who moves in next door to the enigmatic Jay Gatsby. Gatsby lives the American dream yet is missing one thing- his sweetheart Daisy, now married to another. Performances will be held on Saturday, February 24th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 pm. and on Sunday, February 25th at 4 p.m. Tickets, starting at $19, go on sale September 1, 2017 and are available by calling (561) 814-5598 or by visiting www.balletpalmbeach.org.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2018 sit back and enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Other Works, which re-imagines an evening-length version of Shakespeare’s comedy of love triangles and magic. Puck beckons audiences to the forest where fairy capers pose hilarious results for unsuspecting mortals. In addition, Ballet Palm Beach presents works from their eclectic repertoire and from guest choreographers. Performances will be held at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday, May 5th at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 6th at 4 p.m. Tickets, starting at $19 go on sale September 1, 2017 and may be purchased online at balletpalmbeach.org or by calling the Ballet Palm Beach box office at (561) 814-5598.

About Ballet Palm Beach

Ballet Palm Beach, the only professional dance company in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the art of classical ballet, cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting the next generation through the discipline and power of dance, and enriching the community in the timeless aesthetics of a universal art form.  Founded by Artistic Director Colleen Smith in 2001, Ballet Palm Beach is THE professional ballet company of Palm Beach County. The company strives to enrich the community and abroad through its numerous outreach programs and community performances. Its ballet school, Ballet Palm Beach Academy is located in Palm Beach Gardens with classes offered to students beginning at age 3 years old through adulthood. For more information about Ballet Palm Beach call (561) 630-8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.

 

Snow White and Other Works

Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017
4 p.m., Sunday, October 15, 2017

This fantastical ballet adaption of Grimm’s fairy tale will intrigue audiences of all ages. In addition, Ballet Palm Beach is honored to perform Balanchine’s charming Who Cares? and  Simple Symphony.

Tickets begin at $19. Call (561) 814-5598 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org

 

Up Close with Ballet Palm Beach

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27, 2017

The List, by guest choreographer, Christopher Huggins, is a poignant tribute to the Holocaust. It is presented with other pieces from Ballet Palm Beach’s classical and contemporary repertoire. Special seating includes cocktails or cabaret seating with cocktails and dinner. Tickets from $60 to $120. Call (561) 832-7469 or visit kravis.org.

 

The Nutcracker

Dreyfoos Hall, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, 2017
2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017

The Nutcracker is the coming-of-age story of Marie who receives a mysterious gift on Christmas Eve. Adventures ensue as Tchaikovsky’s score draws Marie into a terrifying battle with the Mouse King, through a mystical snowstorm, and to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is suitable for all ages, delighting the young and the young-at-heart. Tickets begin at $19. Call (561) 832-7469 or visit kravis.org.

 

Gatsby

Benjamin Hall, The Benjamin School, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018
4 p.m., Sunday, February 25, 2018

Set in the Roaring Twenties, this tragic tale is told through the eyes of Nick Carraway who moves in next door to the enigmatic Jay Gatsby. Gatsby lives the American dream yet is missing one thing – his sweetheart Daisy, now married to another. Tickets begin at $19. Call (561) 814-5598 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Other Works

Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018
4 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream re-imagines an evening-length version of Shakespeare’s comedy of love triangles and magic. Puck beckons audiences to the forest where fairy capers pose hilarious results for unsuspecting mortals. In addition, Ballet Palm Beach will present works from its eclectic repertoire and from guest choreographers. Tickets begin at $19. Call (561) 814-5598 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.