The classic Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet, comes to life as a ballet on October 24 and 25 at the Civic Center Theater in Charleston, WV. The Charleston Ballet will perform the timeless piece, set to the moving score of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Guest performers from the Columbia Classical Ballet will also be joining.
Tickets for the ballet are available at the Civic Center Box Office, Backstage Bodywear, Charleston Ballet Office, and online through the Charleston Ballet website. Tickets are priced at $25 for adults, and $20 for students and seniors. Special discounts are given to advanced purchase.
Romeo and Juliet is the tragic story of two lovestruck teenagers from feuding families in Verona, Italy. It is one of William Shakespeare’s most frequently performed plays, and has been adapted several times for performances on stage, films, musicals, and operas.
The Charleston Ballet is the official West Virginia State Ballet, formed in 1956 by Andre Van Damme, who was the first star dancer with the Royal Opera. The troupe is one of the first regional ballet companies in the United States.