Ballet dancers spend an unusual amount of time on their toes, much like the coworker who creeps up behind your chair every day just to watch you for a while. Gaze at grace with this GrouponLive deal.
- $29 for one ticket to see Roxey Ballet's Mowgli (up to $52.50 value)
- Where: J.P. Case Theater
- Seating: front-center orchestra section
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Dates and Times
- Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.
- Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.
A young man raised by wolves and tempered by the dangers of the jungle, Mowgli struggles to find his way to a village populated by this own kind. Drawn from the stories of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, Mowgli sets virtuosic choreography by artistic director Mark Roxey against vivid sets that capture the wildness of the protagonist. An evocative score by Czech composer Milan Svoboda, meanwhile, mingles traditional orchestration with anthemic set pieces that draw on European pop music and Svoboda's other callings as a jazz pianist, band leader, and part-time wolf.
Mark Roxey says his troupe is the biggest ballet company in the smallest city in the US. That wasn't exactly the plan in 1995 when he and his wife Melissa founded the Hunterdon Youth Ballet, but as the group evolved, so did their ambitions. They rechristened themselves the Roxey Ballet and grew into a professional touring outfit whose dancers have commanded international recognition and even performed at the inauguration of President Obama. Today, the troupe regularly revisits beloved ballets as well as lesser-known works, often featuring original choreography by Roxey himself or the sentient hologram Roxey sometimes lets stand in for him.