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140 Star Starred
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-865-2000
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For the ladies room at the upper level, the farther one had more stalls than the closer one.
Show Boat info Jul 06 2014 star this tip starred
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The weather was sunny. I wore dress and jacket. .
Show Boat dress Jul 06 2014 star this tip starred

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16 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 11 2014

The third ballet was the most enjoyable. The first was Cinderella and too traditional for my taste. Balcony circle tickets provided a good view, but have limited leg space. Better than the balcony I have had before, but still needs improvement....continued

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http://www.sfballet.org

Quotes & Highlights

Watch the video previews for _"Cinderella":http://www.sfballet.org/tickets/production/overview/cinderella, _"Program 6":http://www.sfballet.org/tickets/production/overview/program-6-2014 and Program 7.

Description

*Photo Credit: *San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon’s Cinderella. © Erik Tomasson *

March 11-23, 2014: Cinderella

*Critics and fans of all ages have thrilled to Christopher Wheeldon’s magical new production of Cinderella. This highly theatrical interpretation of the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales features a dazzling array of sets, costumes, puppetry, and cinematic projections, as well as breathtaking choreography. Upon the premiere of Cinderella in Amsterdam, The Times said, “Christopher Wheeldon proves he’s the best in the business with his version of the enchanted love story… he is at the top of his game.”

Total Running Time: 2 hours, 31 minutes, Two Intermissions

*April 4-15, 2014: Program 6 — Symphonic Caprice, Maelstrom, The Rite of Spring_ _

  • SF Ballet is pleased to present the world premiere of Symphonic Caprice by SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson, and set to the immensely joyful Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-_Saëns. _The program continues with the 20th anniversary presentation of Maelstrom, the first work created for SF Ballet by Mark Morris. Upon its premiere, the San Francisco Bay Guardian called Maelstrom “a jewel that goes right to the core of classical European dance.” The program concludes with Yuri Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring, a gripping interpretation of Stravinsky’s masterwork, which made its premiere during the 2013 season.

Total Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes, Two Intermissions

*April 29-May 10, 2014: Program 7 — Liam Scarlett World Premiere, The Fifth Season, Suite en Blanc

  • As “the most forward-looking American ballet company on the continent” (Contra Costa Times), SF Ballet is delighted to present a world premiere by Liam Scarlett, who, at only 26, was recently appointed artist-in-residence at The Royal Ballet. Scarlett’s highly inventive works, which have stunned audiences and critics, are currently in the repertories of The Royal Ballet and Miami City Ballet. The program also includes the return of Helgi Tomasson’s masterful The Fifth Season and Serge Lifar’s elegant Suite en Blanc_, a brilliant showcase of French neoclassicism featuring “a parade of stunning individual and Hollywood-big corps performances” (_San Jose Mercury News).

Total Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes, Two Intermissions

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Ballet

The mission of San Francisco Ballet is to share our joy of dance with the widest possible audience in our community and around the globe and to provide the highest caliber of dance training in our School.