The story of Princess Aurora in “The Sleeping Beauty” is adored around the world by children and adults alike. Premiering in 1890, the ballet version of this beloved tale, performed in a prologue and three acts, is well known for its outstanding choreography and Tchaikovsky’s classic score. On Thursday, April 18, The Russian National Ballet Theatre will bring this classic fairy tale to life on stage at the beautifully renovated historic Park Theatre in Cranston.
Formed in Moscow during the late 1980s, The Russian National Ballet Theatre began at a time of newfound freedom where traditional ballet was incorporated with new styles of dance from around the world. Today, the company is dedicated to preserving the timeless tradition of classical ballet while developing new talents around Russia. A world-renowned company, the Russian National Ballet Theatre now features 50 of its country’s greatest dancers and choreographers.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre regularly performs the complete works of the famed Marius Petipa, including timeless classics such as “Swan Lake,” “The Nutcracker,” “Don Quixote” and more. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the world’s top ballet companies perform this enchanting tale of royalty, power, love and loyalty.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform “The Sleeping Beauty” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Tickets are priced at $35, $45 and $55 and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 467-7275 or online through the Theatre’s secure website, www.ParkTheatreRI.com. Discounts are available for groups, seniors, and students by calling the Box Office directly. The Park Theatre is located at 848 Park Ave., Cranston. Free parking is available for all shows.
Built in 1924, the Park Theatre served as a cultural landmark for nearly eight decades until its closing in 2002. Following seven years and nearly $10 million in renovations, the Park Theatre has been reborn as Rhode Island’s newest theatre and performing arts center. As a fully-equipped, state of the art multi-purpose facility, the Park Theatre features concerts, comedy, theatrical performances, opera, dance recitals, children’s and family shows, and more. Through its extensive renovations, the Park Theatre boasts a larger, deeper stage and 1,000 plush seats that feature significantly more legroom between rows than most theatres. The facility also includes the Stage Door Restaurant and Lounge, a pre-show destination that offers a unique environment for guests to indulge in dinners, appetizer offerings and cocktails before a performance. Free parking is available for all events. For more information visit www.ParkTheatreRI.com.