Ballet Palm Beach to Present the Perfect Pre-Valentine's Day Love Story ROMEO & JULIET

Ballet Palm Beach to Present the Perfect Pre-Valentine's Day Love Story ROMEO & JULIET

Colleen Smith, Artistic Director of Ballet Palm Beachtoday announced that the highly acclaimed professional ballet company will present the perfect pre-Valentine's Day love story, translated by dance and guided by Prokofiev's passionate score.

February 8-10

+ Friday at 7 pm

+ Saturday at 1 pm & 7 pm

+ Sunday at 4 pm

ROMEO & JULIET

In Renaissance Italy, two noble families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are embroiled in a long-standing feud. All matters become tragically complicated when a young Romeo Montague and a beautiful Juliet Capulet fall in love at a masquerade ball. This romantic and yet tragic ballet features exciting sword fights, dramatic pas de deux, and vivid ensemble scenes. Prokofiev's powerful score guides the Shakespearean tale of family feuds, young love, and tragic irony. Aaron Melendrez dances the part of Romeo and Lily Ojea Loveland reprises her role as Juliet. (For ages 6 and up.)

The King's Academy

Page Family Center for the Performing Arts

8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach

Tickets: $30-$45

This is the fourth time that Ballet Palm Beach has presented ROMEO & JULIET, choreographed and set by Colleen Smith, Claudia Cravey, and Marshall Levin.

"The chemistry on stage is incredible," says Cravey, Artistic Associate of Ballet Palm Beach. "The performance will leave audience members with a deeper understanding of Shakespeare's greatest love story."

How to Purchase Tickets to ROMEO & JULIET:

Please call the box office at 888.718.4253 or visit http://www.balletpalmbeach.org/romeo-and-juliet-feb2019/.

Ballet Palm Beach (BPB), the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ballet company dedicated to preserving the art of classical ballet by cultivating new visions in choreography, impacting the next generation through the discipline of dance, and enriching the community through this universal art form. Established in 2001, the company has become a fixture in Palm Beach County. Each year BPB produces main stage ballets as well as outreach shows, both locally and abroad. For more information about the professional company or its school, Ballet Palm Beach Academy, or to support BPB's outreach efforts call 561.630.8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.

Photo Credit: Janine Harris

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