Presenting the 2016/2017 Season!
May the questions of “What do I get (fill-in loved one’s name here) for his/her birthday?” or “What should we do to celebrate (insert any holiday that runs from October to May)?” never sully those lips!
We’ve got you covered for a unique gift of entertainment, inspiration, and beauty!! Check out our performance schedule below!
Snow White & Other Works
Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 2:00 pm & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 25, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 26, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 27, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.
Romeo & Juliet
Saturday, February 18, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 19, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.
Sleeping Beauty & Other Works
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2016 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 14, 2017– 4:00 p.m.
Let me tell you a little more….
The season begins with a mixed bill, featuring Snow White, Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, and a world premiere. Snow White is a fantastical adaption of Grimm’s fairy tale following the adventures of an exiled princess hunted by a jealous queen and her magical mirror. In addition, Balanchine Trust has granted Ballet Palm Beach approval to perform Balanchine’s high-spirited Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. Finally, contemporary choreographer, Roger Van Fleteren presents his new work!
Ballet Palm Beach leaps into the holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend with the company’s tradition of The Nutcracker. This beloved ballet, narrated by Tchaikovsky’s magical music, tells a story of a young girl named Clara who receives the unusual gift of a nutcracker from her mysterious uncle on Christmas Eve. Battling past nasty rats, gliding along a blustery snowstorm, entering the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season, bringing together the young and the young at heart.
For Valentine’s Day weekend, Ballet Palm Beach performs Romeo & Juliet. Set amid vibrant Renaissance Italy, young love, fierce duels, and tragic irony constitute Shakespeare’s romantic tale. Prokofiev’s recognizable music guides the beauty and passion of this Shakespearean classic. The opening show is a special family matinee, presenting a digested version of the full-length ballet.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the season concludes with Sleeping Beauty, depicting an enchanted kingdom in the throes of an offended fairy. The ballet is re-imagined into a whimsical and one-act ballet, underscored by Tchaikovsky. This will presented as a mixed bill alongside director and audience favorites from Ballet Palm Beach’s repertoire.
Performances held at:
Eissey Campus Theatre
At Palm Beach State College
11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
Tickets begin at $19 and can be purchased online at balletpalmbeach.org
Groups of 12 or more receive a 10% discount!