The Atlantic City Ballet Kicks Off Its 32nd Season with Ballet On The Boardwalk & Up Close and Personal Series
Things are heating up for the AC Ballet since for the first time in three decades the Atlantic City Ballet will actually be in Atlantic City for the summer. After years of having a season that spanned September to June, the company with its new rehearsal and performance home in AC have officially moved their season to take advantage of all the summer visitors. July 29th will kick off their 32nd season with their Up Close and Personal series, that give visitors the opportunity to learn about ballet and have a chance to meet the director and the dancers. July 31st begins Ballet on the Boardwalk. These free to the public performances, which take place right on the boardwalk at Kennedy Plaza, are sponsored by the CRDA and will showcase ballets not normally seen in their regular season. The opportunity to be seen in the summer is very important to the company's overall marketing plan. Now that they finally have a home in the city they need to let people know they are here. These performances are an opportunity to make the company more visible to the public. "We want people to stop saying, I didn't know Atlantic City had a professional ballet company" says Marketing Manager, Alexandria Pieroni. "And we want them to start saying, Let's go into the city and get tickets to the ballet". These performances are just a prelude to what's in store when the regular season begins August 16th at The Celebrity Theater in the Claridge. Every month will feature a different ballet with two the month of August. And as promised live music will be added to some of them. The ballet will offer a regular subscription for all their shows and a Mini subscription where you can pick any 3 shows. Both subscriptions will have discounted ticket prices. There will also be discounts for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, the Celebrity Theater box office and the Atlantic City Ballet web site.
Tuesday July 29th-Up Close and Personal- 3pm (every month till December) July 31st , August 13th, 20th, 27th and September 3rd-Ballet On The Boardwalk Saturday August 16th-Sleeping Beauty 2pm
Sat. August 23rd & Sun August 24th-Ballet Goes Broadway-4pm
Sat. Sept. 27th & Sun. Sept. 28th-Visions-4pm
Fri. Oct. 24th thru Sun. Oct. 28th-Dracula-7pm
Fri. Oct. 31st-Dracula-10pm (Special Halloween Performance with surprises!) Fri. Nov. 28th thru Sun. Nov. 30th-It's A Shore Holiday-7pm
Thurs. Dec. 18th thru Tues. Dec. 23rd-The Nutcracker-7pm
TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 24TH
www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
The Celebrity Theater box office-609 348-0031 or www.acballet.org
For a complete list of performances visit www.acballet.org or call 609-348-7201/7202 for more information.