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American Ballet Theatre

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Venue: Segerstrom Hall Tickets start at $29.00



Audiences are in for a delightful treat with the West Coast Premiere of a comic gem created over a remarkable 18 months. Today’s in-demand choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky, brings this dance treasure to life, inspired by Marius Petipa’s original choreography. In ABT’s sumptuous production of Petipa’s final full-length masterwork, the love-struck Harlequin ardently pursues the captivating Columbine, whose father would prefer she marry a wealthy suitor. Amid madcap humor, a sublime score and over 250 dazzling costumes, love triumphs over all! If your heart’s desire is an evening of pure entertainment, with a charm and stylishness second to none, then come enjoy this rare opportunity to see a Petipa classic brought to the stage. While the story is light as a feather, the pleasure of discovery is deep.

For opening night on Thursday, January 17, we’re hosting Kids Night at the Ballet, and kids can go FREE: when you buy one adult ticket at full-price you’ll get one child’s ticket FREE. Use code KIDS when purchasing. And make sure to come early - there will be fun activities for kids in our lobbies starting at 6 pm, including coloring stations, crafts, activities, photo opportunities and more! (Please note: seating is limited and subject to availability. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is not valid for previously purchased tickets. Offer valid until January 17, 2019 at 5:30pm.)

Music: Riccardo Drigo, performed by Pacific Symphony
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Staging and Additional Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Set and Costume Designer: Robert Perdziola
Lighting Designer: Brad Fields

Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Isabella Boylston
James Whiteside
Stella Abrera
Thomas Forster

Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Lane
Carlos Gonzales
Misty Copeland
Calvin Royal III

Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m.
Skylar Brandt
Daniil Simkin
Hee Seo
Alexandre Hammoudi

Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Cassandra Trenary
Tyler Maloney
Christine Shevchenko
Blaine Hoven

Sunday, January 20 at 1 p.m.
Isabella Boylston
James Whiteside
Stella Abrera
Thomas Forster

Running time (approximate): 1 hour and 39 minutes

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