Artists of Ballet West, photo by Luke Isley.
As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, we could all use a reminder that love can conquer all . . . or really just a good fairy tale.
Whether you have plans with girlfriends or your significant other, Ballet West's "The Sleeping Beauty" is sure to make you believe.
It's a classic tale of good vs. evil. When the Fairy of Jealousy curses the newly-born Princess Aurora, the good Fairy of Wisdom quickly devises a plan to repel the curse. Upon turning sixteen Princess Aurora is fated to sleep for a hundred years until she is awakened by her true love's kiss. The journey to awaken the princess proves perilous for the prince as he encounters darkness, storms, and fog but (spoiler alert) love triumphs in the end.
Artists of Ballet West; photo by Luke Isley
Although Princess Aurora's wedding dress might not do the psychedelic color change Disney unrealistically planted in our heads, the wedding promises to be filled with beloved guests. Think Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood and others.
Ballet West Principal Artists Christiana Bennett and Christopher Ruud. Photo by Luke Isley.
So plan on joining Ballet West in their 50th Anniversary season presentation of "The Sleeping Beauty." To hear all the juicy backstage secrets, you can arrive an hour early to ask questions about the music, choreography and performers. Don't be surprised if you find yourself pirouetting and chassé-ing out of the theater.
Tickets are on sale, so get yours before the Fairy of Jealousy does.