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Upcoming Performances 2013-2014

Nutcracker | Love is in the Air | Cinderella

Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
Holiday Classic

In a nutshell, magical adventure abounds within the Nutcracker story. Young Clara's mischievous Uncle, Herr Drosselmeyer, concocts a fantasy world for Clara, replete with a growing Christmas tree, a Nutcracker doll that comes to life and battles a Mouse King. With the defeat of the Mouse King brings a fantastical sleigh ride through falling snow and dancing snowflakes. Clara's visit to the Land of Sweets is a showcase of dancing treats presented by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself.

This holiday classic is perfect for the entire family and a wonderful introduction to the world of ballet. Make it your tradition this holiday season if you have not already.


The Nutcracker Performance Dates:

Friday, December 20, 2013 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013 2:30 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2013 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2013 2:30 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2013 7:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013 7:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2013 2:30 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:30 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:30 PM


Sugar Plum Fairy LuncheonSugar Plum Fairy Luncheon
at the Lee Theater
Saturday December 21, 2013 @12:30pm
Sunday December 22, 2013 @12:30pm

Make reservations and arrive early with your children for this magical luncheon! Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier and the cast of The Nutcracker. Participants can take pictures with their favorites guests including the Snow King and Snow Queen as well as Clara herself. Memory books are provided to gather autographs from the Saint Louis Ballet dancers while the entire afternoon is highlighted by the festive holiday decor and atmosphere. Enjoy a three course lunch with of course some treats and sweets.

Available only with Package
Package includes a Zone 1 Nutcracker Ticket + a Luncheon Ticket: Adult $75; Child $65


Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air
Experience Romantic Ballets for
your Valentine’s Weekend

Be drawn in and captivated with romantic ballets at the AB Hall with the timeless music of Frank Sinatra and Claude Bolling. Danced by Saint Louis Ballet artists and with choreography by today's world’s most renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp (Movin’ Out and most recently Come Fly With Me on Broadway) and our own Artistic Director Gen Horiuchi, this series will have you swooning in your seat.

Your Valentine’s at the Ballet will featureTwyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite which was originally created for Mikhail Baryshnikov at American Ballet Theater in 1984 and will make it’s debut with Saint Louis Ballet. Sinatra Suite features the classic songs of Frank Sinatra including Strangers in the Night, All the Way, That's Life, My Way, and One For My Baby (And One More for the Road); audiences will immediately connect with these classic music favorites as this ballet combines smooth moves with smooth sounds.

The program also includes Horiuchi’s Romantique with music by French Jazz Composer Claude Bolling and will highlight the company’s artistry and technique. Horiuchi has created three ballets on music by Bolling. “When I first listened to his music (Claude Bolling’s Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio) in 2000, I immediately called Mr. Bolling in Paris and asked him for his permission to create a ballet to it.” He jokes, “He had no clue who I was at the time, but I explained what my vision was for the ballet and which sections from his album I would like to use, and at the end of our conversation he was delighted at the idea and gave me permission to move forward using his music. I also told him how much I loved his melody and rhythm which are an absolute perfect fit for the contemporary movements of ballet.”

Love Is In The Air Performance Dates:

Friday, February 14, 2014 8:00 PM Saturday, February 15, 2014 7:00 PM


Valentine's Dinner at the BalletLove is in the Air

Dinner at the Ballet
at the Lee Theater
Friday, February 14th at 6:30pm
Adult package with Zone 1 ballet ticket Adult $60

Make reservations and arrive early for your special someone before the performance and dine with a romantic dinner in the Lee Theater, transformed from theater to exclusive dining room. Catered with a menu designed in mind for your special night, your Valentine's dinner will be accompanied by music of Sinatra and Bolling with opportunities to meet the costumed dancers of Saint Louis Ballet. Return during intermission to sit and enjoy something sweet before the conclusion of the performance. Tickets for the Love is in the Air dinner are limited and sold separately, so hurry and make your plans to complete your Valentine's weekend today.


Cinderella

Cinderella
A Beloved and Classic Fairytale

Charming children and adults alike, Saint Louis Ballet breathes new life into this classic fairytale. 
One of the most well known and beloved fairy tales returns to AB Hall Saint Louis Ballet's production of Cinderella features music by Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Gen Horiuchi with exciting and spectacular dancing, special effects and extravagant sets and costumes.

Cinderella is one of the most popular ballets worldwide. Of the most well-known versions include Fredric Ashton's choreographed for the Royal Ballet of England in 1962 (first performed in America by The Joffrey Ballet in 2002). Horiuchi's production made it's debut in St. Louis in 2009 at the Touhill and received standing ovations at its premiere performances. Just in time for the beginning of the summer 2014, let yourself be swept into the action as Cinderella breaks free from her evil stepfamily and finds her prince! 

Cinderella Performance Dates:

Friday, May 09, 2014 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:30 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014 3:00 PM


Glass Slipper LuncheonGlass Slipper Luncheon
at the Terrace Lobby
Saturday May 10, 2014 @12:30pm

Children will delight in having their complimentary picture taken with the characters from Cinderella and interact with costumed artists and characters. Guests will dine on a delicious three-course lunch with some sweet treats as well as you enjoy entertainment and inside stories of the production provided by Saint Louis Ballet. Parents also will enjoy shopping at Cinderella's Boutique for some memorable gift items for their own princesses and then everyone is on their way to see the ballet, Cinderella. Tickets are sold separate so make plans to reserve your spot at Cinderella's Glass Slipper Luncheon and pair it with tickets to see Cinderella, the ballet today!


Package price with Cinderella Zone 1 Ticket: Adult $70; Child $60



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