Thursday, March 28, 2013

NJ BALLET’S FAMILY DOUBLE FEATURE: ENTERTAINMENT WITH A DOUBLE PURPOSE

NJB_2010_Beauty_Beast_66PETER AND THE WOLF / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 3:00 PM
WHERE:
Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton NJ
TICKETS: $16 to $25
Box Office: 973.300.3171

NJB_2010_PW_1There’s no better way to introduce young children to the magic of dance theatre than New Jersey Ballet’s Family Matinee productions. These charming, colorful ballets feature top quality professional artists—augmented by dance students performing in children’s roles—and beautiful sets and costumes. All and are performed with “storyteller” narration so even the littlest theatergoers can keep up with ease. Even the youngest sit with rapt attention as clever Peter and his animal friends outwit the Wolf, and gentle Beauty’s tender kiss restores the Beast to his rightful place as a Handsome Prince. (Above, right: Brave Peter captures a wolf and saves his animal friends in NJ Ballet's Peter & the Wolf. Photo: VAM Productions)

These productions are more than enjoyable entertainment for a Sunday afternoon. Based on classic children’s stories, these colorful, fully staged ballets reinforce the concepts that hold our civilization together: the power of love, loyalty and courage, being kind to others, and not giving up in the face of adversity. New Jersey Ballet’s Family Matinees are accompanied by “storyteller” narration so even the littlest theatergoers can keep up with ease.

(Top: Beauty and the Beast, the second half of a double feature at Sussex County Community College, April 7 at 3PM. Photo: VAM Productions)