Gilbert & Sullivan, The Ballet!
This month Dances Patrelle presents the World Premiere of Francis Patrelle’s Gilbert & Sullivan, The Ballet!, an evening-length work featuring live music and singers, as well as characters from Gilbert and Sullivan favorites, from May 12-15 at Dicapo Opera Theatre, NYC. Gilbert & Sullivan, The Ballet! is a fun-filled look at the staging of three favorite comic operas, as Patrelle’s choreography highlights the joys, trials and rewards of a life in the theater.
Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan battle over casting, bond over music, and get ripped off by their producer as a marvelous cast of dancers, singers, and musicians bring The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore to life. Dancers include: Jesse Marks of Colorado Ballet and Ballet X; Alexander Brady of Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out and Come Fly Away; Julie Voshell, also of Movin’ Out; Amy Brandt of Suzanne Farrell Ballet; Therese Wendler of Ballet International; and John-Mark Owen of Ballet NY and American Repertory Ballet. Select students from premier ballet schools in the NYC area will also be featured
Tickets are $20-35 and are available at www.smarttix.com