A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon for Ballet San Jose. Choose between two options:
- For $99, you get a regular-series season membership, which includes orchestra seating for three Saturday evening performances (a $225 value).
- For $40, you get an orchestra ticket to Giselle on Saturday, October 23, at 8 p.m. (an $85 value).
Ballet San Jose, led by Broadway performer and choreographer Dennis Nahat, showcases a diverse group of shows performed by a diverse group of people. Giselle, which is danced by the theater's talented company to the tunes of a live symphony orchestra and the steps concocted by Nahat, tells the tale of a peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman in disguise. When she dies after learning his true identity and swimming only 15 minutes after eating, the nobleman searches for Giselle's grave, where he's tormented by female spirits. In order to escape the dance-grasp, he must beg forgiveness from Giselle's ghost.
Regular-series subscribers to the Ballet San Jose get premium orchestra seating to performances of three ballets throughout the season (normally $225 for Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday matinee, $165 for Saturday matinee). Following Giselle (October 22–24), the classic, visual feast Swan Lake takes the stage (February 25–27), followed by a sultry, seductive version of Carmen (April 1–3). Season-ticket holders will get a first crack at tickets to the holiday hit The Nutcracker (December 11–26), in addition to other benefits, discounts, and opportunities to borrow the Ballet San Jose company helicopter.
To be seated next to a friend, tickets must be purchased together. Please call the box office at least two weeks prior to a performance to reserve your ticket(s), which will then be mailed to you. Otherwise, tickets will be held at Will Call.
While there are no user reviews or previews for Ballet San Jose's upcoming Giselle performance, SFGate enjoyed its run back in 2006. Seven Yelpers give Ballet San Jose and its past performances a perfect five-star rating:
- Frankly, your reviewer was, while not skeptical, a little apprehensive for San Jose Ballet. Well, that was a waste of energy. They were, mostly, terrific. – Janice Berman, SFGate
- I would highly recommend all to watch their ballet shows... very professionally done even for just a kids 1hr show. – salizah M., Yelp
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