Atlantic City Ballet Launches Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Weekend
The Atlantic City Ballet kicks off their 33rd season with their opening of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This classic ballet is a story the whole family will enjoy. During this enchanted evening, spells are cast, lovers are fooled and revelry flourishes as worlds collide in Shakespeare's imaginative comedy. On a night when anything can happen, young lovers awaken their mischievous curiosity of fairies, which in turn use their charm to lead the couple into a playful midnight frolic through the forest. In the midst of it all, an acting troupe gets caught up in the chaos when a magic spell turns their leading man into a donkey. One of Shakespeare's best-known comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream blurs the line between magic and reality, leading to a night so fantastical you have to dream it to believe it. The Atlantic City Ballet will present Midsummer for two nights this weekend, July 25th & 26th.
For the second season, performances will be at the newly renovated Claridge Hotel in the heart of Atlantic City. Also in keeping with tradition, the ballet will continue its Ballet on the Boardwalk Series with free performances at Kennedy Plaza every Wednesday starting July 29th. These performances sponsored in part by the CRDA and Atlantic City Alliance give audiences a chance to see works not normally seen during the season.
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
Atlantic City Ballet's Summer Schedule Midsummer Night's Dream
Claridge Hotel-Celebrity Theater Saturday July 25th-4:00pm
Sunday July 26th-2:00pm
Ballet On the Boardwalk Kennedy Plaza-Atlantic City Wednesday July 29th-5:00pm Wednesday August 5th-6:00pm Wednesday August 12th-5:00pm Wednesday August 19th-6:00pm Wednesday August 26th-5:00pm
Tickets can be purchased by calling 609-348-7201 or by going to www.acballet.org
Tickets can also be purchased in person at the ballet's office in Boardwalk Hall.
For a complete list of performances visit www.acballet.org or call 609-348-7201/7202 for more information.