Festival Ballet Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season at Irvine Barclay Theatre
Festival Ballet Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season at Irvine Barclay Theatre. See the full lineup below:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Saturday October 14, 2017 at 7pm
Sunday October 15, 2017 at 2pm
Follow Alice's journey down the rabbit hole and into a world of delightful adventure, colorful fun and outrageous fantasy.
With masterful dancing and a delightful charm, Alice in Wonderland takes families on a heart-racing adventure. Lewis Carroll's classic tale comes magically to life with all your favorite characters - the lovable White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the infamous Queen of Hearts. Take a journey down the Rabbit Hole, into Wonderland Garden and through the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, all adorned with whimsical sets, wildly realistic masks and colorful costumes.
Choreographed by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Robert Sund to Jean Sibelius' lyrical melodies, Alice in Wonderland is an enchanting adventure that will delight children and adults alike.
Saturday December 9, 2017 to Sunday December 24, 2017
Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of The Nutcracker.
Festival Ballet Theatre's family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new.
Be swept away by Tchaikovsky's iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands.
This full-length traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and features world-renowned guest artists, FBT's professional company dancers, and exceptional young talent from across the Southland.
A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages.<
Saturday March 24, 2018 at 7pm
Sunday March 25, 2018 at 2pm
A captivating classic tale for the whole family!
A mysterious inventor, Doctor Coppélius, has made a life-size dancing doll that is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, is infatuated with it. He sets aside his true heart's desire, Swanhilda, who shows him his folly by dressing as the doll and pretending to come to life. Based upon two stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Coppélia was originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon, with music by Léo Delibes.
This family-friendly production is staged by Salwa Rizkalla and features renowned guest artists in the lead roles.