See Romeo & Juliet Over Valentine’s Weekend!

See Romeo & Juliet Over Valentine’s Weekend!

Ballet Palm Beach
(Formerly Florida Classical Ballet Theatre)
Presents
Romeo & Juliet
Over Valentine’s Weekend

Friday, February 14, 2014 – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014 – 2pm & 7:30pm

Eissey Campus Theatre
At Palm Beach State College
11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
For tickets go to www.balletpalmbeach.org or call 561.207.5900

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Ballet Palm Beach, formerly Florida Classical Ballet Theatre, returns to the stage for Valentine’s Day weekend with its sweepingly popular Romeo & Juliet. Set to Prokofiev’s poignant score, this Shakespearean masterpiece takes breathtaking form as it is translated into the lyricism and passion of dance. “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. Ballet Palm Beach’s Romeo & Juliet brings entertainment to audiences of all ages with action packed sword fighting, romance and drama. Three performances only, on February 14, 7:30pm, February 15, 2pm and 7:30pm at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens. For tickets go to www.balletpalmbeach.org or call 561.207.5900.

Four resident artists will be dancing the leading roles including Lily Ojea as the beautiful Juliet and Rogelio Corrales as Romeo, Jared Jacoby as Benvolio and Marshall Levin playing the part of Paris. Trainee Eric Emerson will perform the part of Mercutio.

About Ballet Palm Beach:
Ballet Palm Beach is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the art of ballet, impacting young lives through the discipline of dance and enriching the community through the beauty of ballet. Artistic Director, Colleen Smith, founded the organization in 2001 to give local dance artists and students the opportunity to perform in full-length ballet productions. Ballet Palm Beach is Palm Beach County’s professional ballet company with performances at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens. BPB’s dance school is located at The Esther Center in Palm Beach Gardens with classes offered to students beginning at age 3 years old. For more information about the dance school, call 561.630.8235.

In addition to five main-stage productions at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College, the company is committed to community outreach through partnerships with the Palm Beach County Library System, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, and the Kravis Center’s S*T*A*R Series outreach and education program.

For more information about Ballet Palm Beach, visit balletpalmbeach.org, join us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at www.balletpalmbeach.org or by calling the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College during office hours at 561.207.5900.