Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. See movements speak with this GrouponLive deal to see Ballet Victoria’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Theatre. Choose from the following options:
- For $59, you get two tickets for lower-balcony seating (up to a $160 value).
- For $110, you get four tickets for lower-balcony seating (up to a $320 value).<p>
For each option, choose between the following performances:
- Thursday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
Ballet Victoria regularly offers discounts for students and seniors.
Artistic director and prolific choreographer Paul Destrooper leads the dancers of Ballet Victoria in new sequences set to Felix Mendelssohn’s seminal overture and incidental music. A Midsummer Night’s Dream interprets Shakespeare’s tale of quarrelling lovers and mischievous fairies with easily flowing dances that use the play of light off dancers’ bodies to create stunning tableaux and recharge the solar-powered exit signs. The score ranges from the grand organ swells and trumpet fanfares of the Wedding March to a rustic peasant dance built around a string refrain that imitates the sound of a braying donkey, working with the vibrant motions to keep even littler family members entertained.
Fifty-five-voice local choral outfit the Linden Singers lend their mellifluous pipes to entr’acte songs. Meanwhile, the Rococo-Renaissance Revival Royal Theatre surrounds patrons with luxury and the stage with a gilded proscenium and billowing red curtains.