Symphony Park – May 2016

Symphony Park – May 2016

5/03/16

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) concludes its 44th Season with the most famous tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet. NBT will transport audiences to 15th Century Verona through Sergei Prokofiev’s magnificent score, Romeo & Juliet, Op. 64. With its dual story line of comedy and tragedy, this epic tale of innocent love will be told through inventive choreography, sword fighting and traditional court dancing.

Prior to both performances, NBT will present Insights, an educational pre-performance discussion offering patrons an opportunity to further engage with the ballet. Accompanied by multi-media content, Michael Bahr, Education Director for Utah Shakespeare Festival, will offer attendees an inside view into the history and music of this beloved work. Insights is free to all ticket holders and will take place in the Troesh Studio Theater 45 minutes prior to curtain (6:45 pm on Saturday, May 14; 1:15 pm on Sunday, May 15).

In recognition of the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, this revered tragedy will be presented on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 15 at 2 pm in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Avenue. Tickets from $29 (plus fees) may be purchased by calling The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 or by visiting www.nevadaballet.org.

Photo: by Virginia Trudeau Photography

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