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The Sleeping Beauty

Let yourself get swept away into a sublime world of kings, queens, fairy godmothers and storybook creatures. The timeless tale of The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in the most majestic classical ballet of all time, set to Tchaikovsky's fabulous and familiar score. On Mother's Day weekend, experience this gorgeous production featuring grand sets and exquisite costumes. You'll enjoy special appearances by fairy tale favorites like Puss-In-Boots and Little Red Riding Hood. And of course, that kiss from the handsome prince will create a memory to cherish happily ever after.

Choreography by Marius Petipa
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Live Accompaniment by the Austin Symphony Orchestra

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The Long Center
8pm | May 9Audio description by VSA Texas available for this show
2pm | May 10
8pm | May 10
3pm | May 11
Mother's Day Weekend

The Sleeping Beauty is a wonderful Mother's Day idea - your Mother will be delighted by the beauty and stunning technicality of this great classic ballet. Performing on Mother's Day weekend is a Ballet Austin tradition and one that makes for an excellent Mother's Day gift.

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Family Dance Workshop – The Sleeping Beauty
Sun Apr 27, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater

See excerpts from Ballet Austin's The Sleeping Beauty, and create your own choreography with the help of Ballet Austin dancers. Recommended for children ages 3 to 12 years old and their family members. Learn more or sign up.

Studio Spotlight – The Sleeping Beauty
Thurs May 1, 2014
12 – 1pm or 6 – 7pm
Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater

Watch a professional dance company in action! Up-close, personal, and informal, Studio Spotlight gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at choreography and elements from the upcoming production while it is still in the works. This is the perfect lunchtime break or happy hour activity! Free admission for those who RSVP. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more or sign up.

Footlights – The Sleeping Beauty
One hour prior to the evening performances on May 9 and 10.
The Long Center

Just an hour before each production, join us in the theater for a look at the final preparations for this magical production. See the last-minute workings of dancers and production crew as you learn about the history, music, and artists involved in the production. Free for ticket holders. Learn more.

Footlights for Families– The Sleeping Beauty
One hour prior to the matinee performances on May 10 and 11.
The Long Center

Audience members of all ages are welcome to attend, but the focus during this session is on families with children ages 3 - 12! Learn more.

Get TicketsThe Long Center
8pm | May 9Audio description by VSA Texas available for this show
2pm | May 10
8pm | May 10
3pm | May 11
Mother's Day Weekend

The Sleeping Beauty Underwriter:
   Sponsored by:
Rick Bennett
Paula & Bob Boldt
James C. Armstrong & Larry Connelly
Ann & James Downing
Dr. Harvey Evans & Gloria Evans
Georgia & Don Henrich
Heather & Alex Ladage
Mr. & Mrs. Joe R. Long
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