Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY to Play Center Theatre Group, 11/21-12/1
"Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty", a gothic romance with music composed by Tchaikovsky in A New Adventures Production will be presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center.
In "Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty," the traditional tale of good vs. evil, and of rebirth, is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story, across the decades, that even the passage of time itself cannot hinder.
Perrault's fairy tale about a young girl cursed to sleep for one hundred years was turned into a legendary ballet by Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa in 1890. Matthew Bourne takes this date as his starting point, setting the christening of Aurora, the story's heroine, the year of the ballet's first performance at the height of the fin de siècle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination.
The production will play November 21 - December 1, 2013. 14 performances only. Opens Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. Performances (November 22 - December 1): Fri., Nov. 22 at 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Tues. and Wed., Nov. 26 and 27 at 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., Nov. 29 and 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $20 - $120 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.