Venue Details

149 Star Starred
Auditorium Theatre
at Roosevelt University 50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
312-341-2310
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I wore a sweater, flip-flops, etc..
The Joffrey Ballet: Romeo and Juliet dress May 12 2014 star this tip starred
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Take a Michigan Avenue bus or the Brown Line.
The Joffrey Ballet: Romeo and Juliet travel May 11 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

40 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Paul Red Velvet
34 events
18 reviews
4 stars
attended May 02 2014

Interesting to stage in 1950s Italy, rather than the original time period. Enjoyed the flow in an out, with the partitions in the back of the stage and dancing in the foreground. One of the highlights, other than the music, were the fight scenes...continued

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended May 09 2014

Very interesting interpretation of a classical ballet. Excellent dancers with unusually strong dramatic skills, especially the one who danced Juliet. Our tickets were very good too -- thanks, Goldstar!

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45 reviews
6 stars
attended May 03 2014

Though I did not agree with everything done in this brand new interpretation of the ballet, it was a wonderful experience. One can always expect superb dancing from the Joffrey company, and this performance is no exception.

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Website

http://joffrey.org/romeo

Description

Approximate run time is two hours including one intermission.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Joffrey Ballet

Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino's uniquely American vision of dance first took form in 1956. The original company consisted of six dynamic and highly individual dancers. While Robert Joffrey stayed in New York to teach ballet classes and earn money to pay the dancers' salaries, Gerald Arpino led the troupe across America's heartland, in a station wagon that pulled a U-Haul trailer. Their repertoire of original ballets by Robert Joffrey set them apart from other small touring companies, who often performed scaled-down versions of the classics. From the beginning, Joffrey and Arpino wanted a company that came out of their roots, out of America.