Welcome Back The State Ballet of Rhode Island for Season 63! Coppelia, a witty and enchanting love with life size dancing dolls and a dash of magic.
Kick off your holiday season with a Rhode Island tradition, Herci Marsden’s Coppelia! Set to the beautiful music of Leo Delibes, you enter the world of the feisty Swanhilda, pompous Frantz, and the mysterious toy maker with his enamel eyed girl Coppelia sitting in the toy shop window.
COPPELIA is considered one of the greatest comic ballets of the 19th century. It’s family entertainment at its best, with beautiful costuming, new sets, & outstanding dancers. Be sure to get your tickets early to this comical ballet that will tickle you with laughter and entertain you as it has entertained audiences for more than 150 years.
TICKETS $36 (includes fees) for Adults, Senior Citizens & Children ages 4 & up.
“Friday 2pm Matinee”: 1 hour before ShowTime for a drink, cocktail & specialty souvenirs.
“Saturday 12:30pm Prior to 2pm matinee: Tea Time in the Toy Shop”: Sure to amaze and impact your child, “Tea Time in the Toy Shop” is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet & greet the cast while enjoying tea time delights, souvenirs and an on stage photo opportunity. Sat., Nov. 26 – 12:30pm. $35 per person ages 4 & up. Paid reservation required in advance. (2:00pm matinee tickets not included)
VENUE: Park Theatre 848 Park Ave. Cranston, RI – FREE PARKING
BOX OFFICE: (401) 955-7275
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22 at 10am Project Ballet in Education Performance People of all ages are touched by a theatre experience. For this reason on Tuesday, November 22 @ 10am, SBRI offers a Project Ballet in Education Coppélia Performance Experience, “Free Performance/Pay What You Can Event” sponsored in part by the RI State Council for the Arts. If you experience the arts, you will become aware of it and then you will gain an appreciation for it. For this show call SBRI (401) 334-2560 for your required reservation. www.stateballet.com
DID YOU KNOW? Coppelia was first performed by SBRI in the State of RI in 1962 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. At that time founding prima ballerina Herci Marsden danced the role of Swanhilda
SBRI holds true to the art form of classical ballet, preserving culture and tradition in motion. The costumes worn, the props carried, and the scenery hung, many are decades old. The storyline of Coppelia is vintage as well, as it was performed as a ballet for the first time in 1870 in Paris. However, new dancers, costumes, and audience members come with each passing year. These fresh aspects gel well with the existing, as to create third and fourth-generation memories and lovers of the ballet.