Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Brandywine Ballet Premieres The Wonderful Wizard of Oz




Friday, May 3, 2013 @ 10 am *Student/Senior Matinee, General Public Welcome
Saturday, May 4, 2013 @ 4 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 @ 2 pm 

Brandywine Ballet, Chester County’s oldest non-profit ballet company, is proud to announce the premiere of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as its 2012-13 season-culminating performance, May 3 - 5, 2013. Brandywine Ballet continues its residency at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S. High Street, West Chester, PA. Individual tickets range $25-$40. Tickets and a complete schedule are available by telephone at (610) 696-2711 and on-line at www.brandywineballet.org.


Brandywine Ballet’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will feature world premiere choreography by Brandywine Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Nancy Page, who wowed audiences with her recent presentations of Beauty & the Beast and Dracula. With more than forty five professional, pre-professional and student trainees, the Brandywine Ballet Company continues to bring high production values, innovative choreography and entertaining ballet to the greater Chester County area. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is sure to be a new fan favorite and fine addition to the Company’s repertoire.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a timeless story about the power of friendship, self-confidence and family. It is based on author L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s stories, which follows the adventures of a young girl, Dorothy, as she is transported from the comforts of her family home to a magical land fraught with conflict, mystery and fantastical creatures. Traveling along a Yellow Brick Road, Dorothy meets and is befriended by three jovial characters: a Tin Man, a Scarecrow, and a Cowardly Lion each on their own personal quest. But beware, for Dorothy and her comrades are also pursued by a Wicked Witch, determined to retrieve Dorothy’s magical slippers. How will Dorothy combat the Wicked Witch, help her friends and find a way back home? Can the mysterious Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City be the answer? Audiences may know the answer to these questions, but seeing the story unfold as told through the beauty, grace and athleticism of ballet will be a new experience and real treat for young and old alike.



For more informationhttp://brandywineballet.org/home.html

Location: Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall  700 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19382

Cost: $40 Section A (Yellow), $30 Section B (Pink), $25 Section C (Blue)

University, Senior, and Group Discounts Available

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