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Atlantic City Ballet Heats Up, Presenting CARMEN, 4/23

The weather is getting warmer and the Atlantic City Ballet is heating up for this tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder with their sexy, ballet Carmen. Featuring the original, breathtaking choreography of Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, backdrop design by Broadway scenic artist David Esler and an enthralling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen tells the story of a beautiful seductress, the two lovers who vie for her affection and the tragic outcome of their tangled affair. Ms. Papa's imaginative staging creates a world where gypsies, smugglers and toreadors pack all the sizzle of Spanish culture into an irresistible theatrical event.

The tragic love story at the heart of Carmen has inspired its fair share of ballets from companies all across the world. Most of these interpretations, however, are much shorter in length and don't reflect the full story. "The one thing I always wanted to do, was a full length Carmen," says Ms. Papa. "I wanted to make sure we told the entire story and not just what everyone is familiar with." Bizet's score is so beautiful it's meant to be heard in its entirety." Carmen premiered back in 2015 but this is the first time it will be performed at the Circus Maximus. Along with Carmen the company will be finishing its 34th season with an encore performance of the timeless classic, Swan Lake, in May.

Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina, Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is comprised of professional dancers from around the world and have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but, Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as Dracula, Caught Up In The Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences.

The Atlantic City Ballet will be performing Carmen at the following venue:

SUNDAY April 23-4:00pm

Circus Maximus Theater-Caesars Hotel & Casino-Atlantic City, NJ

Tickets: $45-Adults $20-Children & Students

15% senior discount and group discount also available.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the theater box office or going to

AC Residents tickets-$12-must be purchased at Caesar's box office or ballet office

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