OKC Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast

Beauty awaits the Beast. Photo provided.

Oklahoma City Ballet presents Robert Mills’ Beauty and The Beast, the Ballet. The show is presented by The Melting Pot and will be held on April 18-19 at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Tickets start at $25.

Inspired by the original 1740 Barbot de Villeneuve story, Beauty and the Beast is a tale that has truly stood the test of time. Beauty and the Beast, the Ballet, will amaze with a sumptuous new score from frequent OKC Ballet collaborator Kermit Poling. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic provides a live orchestra. Dazzling sets and elaborate, colorful costumes complete the scenery. The piece is choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Mills.

After the Saturday, April 19 2pm performance, company dancers will meet and greet the audience in the lobby with refreshments provided by Braum’s.

Performances of Beauty and the Beast, the Ballet,will be Friday, April 18 at 7pm and Saturday, April 19 at 2pm and 8pm.(A previously announced Sunday, April 20 performance has been moved to Saturday, April 19 at 2pm. All seating remains the same and tickets for the Sunday production will be accepted for the new date.)

Single tickets, now on sale, start at $25, and can be purchased at OKC Ballet offices, 7421 N. Classen Blvd., OKC, by phone at (405) 848-8637 or online at okcballet.com/tickets. Office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. To exchange April 20 tickets for another performance, please contact the same phone number. Single tickets are also sold at the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office, (405) 297-2264.

About Oklahoma City Ballet: Founded in 1972 by Ballet Russe dancers Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, OKC Ballet has been the city’s professional ballet company for over 40 years. It is the resident dance company of the Civic Center Music Hall and currently boasts 31 dancers from around the world. Led by Artistic Director Robert Mills, the company produces four main stage productions per season in Oklahoma City and tours across Oklahoma and the surrounding states. 

The Gayly – April 9, 2014 @ 9:15am