Romeo and Juliet over Valentine’s Weekend

Romeo and Juliet over Valentine’s Weekend

 For immediate release:

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – The perfect post-Valentine’s Day treat, Ballet Palm Beach performs Romeo & Juliet at the Eissey Campus Theatre on Saturday, February 18th at 2pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 19th at 4 pm. Tickets begin at $19 and can be purchased online  or by calling 561.814.5598. Groups of 12 or more receive a 10% discount.

Ballet Palm Beach’s Romeo & Juliet brings entertainment to audiences of all ages with action-packed sword fighting, romance, and drama. The opening show, Saturday, February 18th at 2pm, is a special family performance with a shortened running time and interaction with the dancers. “It’s a phenomenal way to introduce Shakespeare and ballet to our youngest audience members,” says Gina Buntz, Development Director.

This is the third time the young company presents Romeo and Juliet, choreographed and set by Colleen Smith, Claudia Cravey, and Marshall Levin. Set amid vibrant Renaissance Italy, Prokofiev’s powerful score guides the Shakespearean tale of family feuds, young love, and tragic irony. Steven Melendez dances the part of Romeo and Lily Ojea Loveland reprises her role as Juliet. “The chemistry on stage is incredible! The performance will leave audience members with a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s greatest love story,” says Claudia Cravey. Ricardo Gil, new to Ballet Palm Beach this season, dances Mercutio, and guest character artist, Joseph Bucheck III will reprise his role as Juliet’s nurse.

The season line-up is as follows:
Eissey Campus Theatre
At Palm Beach State College
11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens

Tickets begin at $19 and can be purchased online at HERE or at 561.814.5598.

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.

About Ballet Palm Beach:
Ballet Palm Beach 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, BPB has developed into Palm Beach County’s own professional ballet company. BPB seeks to inspire the community though main stage performances, civic and artistic collaborations, and outreach programs. For more information about Ballet Palm Beach and its school Ballet Palm Beach Academy, visit or call 561.630.8235

Media contact: Rebekah Levin,

Photo credit: Janine Harris