Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2019

BALLET PALM BEACH Announces 2019-2020 Performance Schedule

Adriana Salazar, McKeely Borger, Reinhard von Rabenau, Brittany Bonefas, Sunny Hsieh, Lily Loveland

Two new productions and classic storybook ballets

Boca Raton, FL – Colleen Smith, Artistic Director of Ballet Palm Beach announces the 2019-2020 performance schedule of Palm Beach County’s resident professional ballet company.

“Highlights of the season include fairy-tale classics as well as two original story ballets, slated to premiere in 2020,” states Smith. “This season will be full of magical whimsy and inspirational heroism.”

Upcoming performances by Ballet Palm Beach include:

Cinderella

+ November 2-3

+ Saturday, Nov 2 at 2pm & 7:30pm
+ Sunday, Nov 3 at 2pm

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Rinker Playhouse

701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Ballet Palm Beach performs the classic rags to riches fairy tale of Cinderella. Narrated by Prokofiev’s powerful score, audiences of all ages will enjoy the hilarious antics of the evil stepsisters, the magic of the Fairy Godmother, and the radiance of Cinderella as she is discovered by her prince charming at the Royal Ball.

The Nutcracker

+ November 29-December 1

+ Black Friday, Nov 29 at 7pm
+ Saturday, Nov 30 at 1pm & 7pm
+ Sunday, Dec 1 at 4pm

The King’s Academy

Page Family Center for Performing Arts

8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach

December 6-7

+ Friday, Dec 6 at 7:30pm
+Saturday, Dec 7 at 2pm & 7:30pm

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Dreyfoos Hall

701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

“A repeat favorite at the holidays” (Greg Stepanich, Palm Beach ArtsPaper)

“An extraordinary show” (Michelle Wright, What’s Trending Palm Beach)
Ballet Palm Beach leaps into the season with holiday classic, The Nutcracker, the coming-of-age story of Marie who receives a mysterious gift on Christmas Eve. Adventures ensue as Tchaikovsky’s score draws Marie into a terrifying battle with the Mouse King, past a mystical snowstorm, and to the prince’s Enchanted Kingdom.

Swept Away

+ February 1-2

+ Saturday, Feb 1 at 2pm & 7:30 pm

+ Sunday, Feb 2 at 2pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Rinker Playhouse

701 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Swept Away is mixed repertory program featuring the Romeo and Juliet Balcony Pas de DeuxSwept Away, a collection of dances from timeless Hollywood musicals; and, back by popular demand, Gina Patterson’s poignant fra ct ured.

Queen Esther

+ March 20-22

+ Friday, March 20 at 7pm
+ Saturday, March 21 at 1pm & 7pm
+ Sunday, March 22 at 4pm

The King’s Academy

Page Family Center for Performing Arts

8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach

Queen Esther is an original full-length ballet by Ballet Palm Beach’s Artistic Director, Colleen Smith. In this dramatic production, a beautiful Jewish orphan ascends to Persian royalty and challenges a plot to exterminate her people.

Peter Pan’s Neverland

+ May 8-10

+ Friday, May 8 at 7pm
+ Saturday, May 9 at 1pm & 7pm
+ (Mother’s Day) Sunday at 4pm

The King’s Academy

Page Family Center for the Performing Arts

8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach

On Mother’s Day weekend, audiences are invited to fly to Neverland in this original production from Ballet Palm Beach. Follow the antics of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the dastardly Captain Hook! The latter half of the show features dynamic works from Ballet Palm Beach’s eclectic repertoire.

How to Purchase Tickets:

For information about prices and how to purchase tickets, please call Ballet Palm Beach at 561.630.8235 or visit www.balletpalmbeach.org.For tickets to performances at the Kravis Center, please call 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471, or visit www.kravis.org. For tickets to performances at The King’s Academy, please call 888.718.4253 or visit www.TKAFineArts.net.

About Ballet Palm Beach:

Ballet Palm Beach (BPB), the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches, 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. 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.

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