Brandywine Ballet presents ”Beauty & the Beast”

Ballet will present a new, full-length ballet “Beauty & the Beast” April 27 at 10 a.m., April 28 at 4 p.m.,
and April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall located at 700 S.
High Street in West Chester. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40. Group, Senior, and
University discounts apply.

comprised of mixed repertoire, Brandywine Ballet’s spring production has in
recent years included performance debuts, world premieres, and Balanchine
ballets. This spring however, Brandywine Ballet will undertake an exciting new,
full-length ballet: Nancy Page’s “Beauty
and the Beast
.” Page has adapted the timeless fairy tale for the ballet
stage. The production will feature captivating castle, village, and forest
scenes that come to life with music and lighting. The fanciful cast of dancers
includes townsfolk and forest animals, as well as a dancing teapot, clock,
feather dusters, and more. Brandywine Ballet encourages audiences to join Belle
as her story unfolds in a wonderfully spirited tale of adventure, friendship,
loyalty, romance, and the importance of finding inner beauty.

Ballet will also host “Be Our Guest,”
a meet the cast event, Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Philips Memorial
Library (upstairs from Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall). Admission to “Be Our Guest” is $18. Tickets are
available at or 610-696-2711. This special event is an
opportunity for children of all ages to experience another dimension of “Beauty & the Beast” by joining
Belle, Beast, and other characters for a special meet-and-greet full of party
delights, including sweet snacks and fare! Please note: tickets sold separately
for the Beauty & the Beast
performances at or 610-696-2711.

Brandywine Ballet: Artistic Director Donna Muzio founded the Brandywine Ballet
in 1979. Bringing together pre-professional, professional, and special guest
dancers with diverse artistic backgrounds and experience, Brandywine Ballet has
established itself as a formidable platform for dance training and performance
in the Greater Philadelphia region. In recent years, the company has strived to
expand its repertoire, premiering new works by guest choreographer’s Matthew Neenan
(Ballet X), Ronen Koresh (Koresh Dance Company), Meredith Rainey (formerly
Pennsylvania Ballet), Christopher Fleming (formerly NYC Ballet), and Resident
Choreographer Nancy Page. Most recently, the company performed Mozart’s Requiem with the Brandywine Singers and
live orchestral ensemble. By arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust,
Brandywine Ballet has also performed several works in accordance with
Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards. Brandywine
Ballet is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and receives support from the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Chester County Conference and Visitors
Bureau, the local business community, and many generous individuals.

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