The 50th Houston Ballet anniversary season would not be complete without a signature Ben Stevenson production. A lavish production that premiered in 1990, Stevenson’s The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet—and it’s coming to Wortham Theater Center next Thursday, February 27th!
All the Fairies and their cavaliers have been invited by King Florestan XXIV and his Queen to be present at the christening of their infant daughter, Princess Aurora. Only the Wicked Fairy has not been invited, but she arrives, and vows, by way of a christening gift, that one day the Princess shall die from pricking her finger with a spindle. By good luck, the Lilac Fairy still has her own gift to bestow, and she confounds the Wicked Fairy by promising that the Princess shall not die, but instead sleep for 100 years.
Doomed by fate and awakened by love, follow the beautiful story of Princess Aurora as she dances her way through curses and dreams to find her prince charming. Stevenson’s The Sleeping Beauty is an exquisite interpretation of the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault. Stunning costumes and spectacular sets by Desmond Heeley help make the production as magical as the story it tells.
The mission of the Houston Ballet is to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography, and superb educational programs. In furtherance of their mission, the Houston Ballet is committed to maintaining and enhancing their status as a classically trained company with a diverse repertory whose range includes the classics as well as contemporary works.
The Sleeping Beauty will take place at Wortham Theater Center from February 27th to March 8th. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.houstonballet.org. Don’t miss this enchanting evening when Houston Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty!
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Thursday, February 27, 2020—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002