Alabama Ballet will present “Romeo and Juliet” April 23-25 live at the BJCC Concert Hall.
Roger VanFleteren, associate artistic director and resident choreographer of Alabama Ballet, choreographed the ballet, which is based on Shakespeare’s tragedy and follows the fate of two star-crossed lovers from their first meeting to their deaths. The ballet is set to Prokofiev’s dramatic score, widely recognized as a masterpiece of 20th century music.
The Alabama Ballet also will perform a free school show matinee April 22 for school students as part of its outreach programs. These matinees bring more than 2,000 students per show from surrounding schools.
“This ballet truly is a timeless classic,” Tracey Alvey, artistic director, said. “Full of stunning sets and costumes, beautiful choreography, swoon-worthy romance and action-packed scenes, this production has something for everyone.”
Tickets to “Romeo and Juliette” are available now and can be bought online at alabamaballet.org, on Ticketmaster, by calling 205-322-4300 or at the box office. The production is sponsored by EBSCO Industries and The Hugh Kaul Foundation.