Roméo et Juliette Performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet
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The last date listed for Romeo et Juliette was Saturday February 9, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Broadway-film-TV star -- and Bellevue native -- Megan Hilty lends her powerful pipes to the Seattle Men's Chorus for this blockbuster concert saluting Stephen Schwartz, the composer-lyricist of such famed musicals as Wicked, Pippin and Godspell. In fact, Hilty starred as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, before going on to appear in 9 to 5: The Musical, and TV's Smash and Sean Saves the World. She'll join the world's largest gay ensemble for this gravity-defying tribute, featuring Schwartz's most popular hits, as well as some of his more rarely-performed gems. Learn More
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- "It's a remarkable work...like no 'Romeo and Juliet' ballet you’ve seen before: It's intricate, often achingly beautiful, and never simply pretty." —<em>The Seattle Times </em>
From West Side Story to Twilight, Shakespeare’s great romance seems always to find new interpretation, and its tale of forbidden love has been especially enticing to the dance world. Peter Boal was so mesmerized by Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette when he attended its New York debut in 1999, that it became his first full-length acquisition for PNB as artistic director. Though Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette is firmly grounded in classical ballet, his choreography is imbued with natural and intuitive movement that feels progressive and expands margins of expression. As the famous story unfolds, the dancers' swimming hands, flying arms, and off-kilter balances speak for racing hearts, reckless impulses, and inner turmoil. Stage action is brought into high relief by the ballet’s spare and elegant design. Great washes of blue and gold light reflect the magnitude of Prokofiev's dramatic score, and the piercing elation and lament of young love project like Hollywood close-ups.
Content may not be appropriate for small children.