Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a season ticket to the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, which performs at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, located in Beauregard Town. The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary this season by awing audiences with three rousing performances filled with engaging choreography and slippered skill. On Sunday, December 19, The Nutcracker, A Tale from the Bayou puts a local spin on fancy holiday footwork by setting it in 19th-century Louisiana, where nutcrackers were invented and once held a majority in the state legislature. On Friday, February 4, the theater hosts Garth Fagan Dance, the acclaimed company led by the Tony-winning choreographer of The Lion King. The season culminates on Friday, April 1 with the BRBT's Gala Performance, featuring highlights from the past five decades.
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
For more than fifty years, the acclaimed Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre has brought classical and contemporary dance to the delta. Each season includes productions from their local company and traveling troupes, ensuring an artistically eclectic mix of shows that might see Cinderella hosted alongside a modern premiere. An annual staging of The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou puts a local spin on a holiday favorite by transporting the timeless fairy tale to 19th century Louisiana, an era when the state was known for its large population of wooden soldiers.
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