Once again the Providence Ballet Theatre will delight children of all ages and their families with annual performances of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. After 4 sold-out school day performances for students throughout RI and Southeast MA, a final performance, open to the public, is scheduled for 7PM, Saturday, December 15 at Roberts Hall on the campus of Rhode Island College.
With original choreography by Artistic Director Eva Marie Pacheco, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a unique and colorful interpretation of the classic Holiday poem by Clement Clark Moore. Clocking in at 1 hour and 30 minutes, the Performance is sure to hold children’s attention with a lively St. Nick, Dancing Sugar Plums, Prancing Reindeer, Magical Snowflakes, moving sets, clever puppetry and colorful costumes.
In its 8th year, the performance is an opportunity for young student dancers to work alongside professional veterans to dazzle a paying audience. 31 student dancers along with 11 professional dancers and guest artists from throughout Rhode Island are currently in rigorous rehearsals. Pacheco commented “The rehearsals are bustling with excitement as the performance dates near. It is always so thrilling to see the young performers observe and absorb all that our professionals offer.”
Les Isle Rose is the 2017-20018 Season Sponsor of the Providence Ballet Theatre.
Tickets for the December 15 performance are $15 for children and students, $30 for adults and ($20 Seniors). They can be purchased online at www.ric.edu/pfa/pages/orderinfo.aspx or by calling the Rhode Island College box office at (401) 465-8144. For more information, www.ProvidenceBallet.com or call Providence Ballet Theatre at 401-861-4842.
Back row standing, Caroline Ranucci, Molly Wren, Isabella Colucci, Aram Hengen, Sophia Piperata, Randi Walek, Jayci Izzi, Lily Mollicone
Third row, Betty Foley, Ren Wallenstein, Mackenzie Bohan, Amelia Rice, Jena Guilbault, Olivia Harry, Ava Durfey, Isabella Marotti, Geneva Brown
Second row, Violet Brendler, Laila Lange, Kayla Sroka, Lily Picozzi, Iris Weiss, Violet Thompson, Eden Stoklosa
Front row, Gabriella Santos, Kathryn Rosiello, Rhys Hewitt, Monroe Anastasi, Izabella Spano, not pictured Tegan Mouw and Ariadna Ramos