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Mechanical can-can dancers at an enchanted toy store lament their inevitable separation in this whimsical, family-friendly ballet

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Expiration varies. Limit 4/person. Valid only for option purchased. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Hylton Performing Arts Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must reserve by phone together to sit together. Discount reflects Manassas Ballet Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before event time. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 to see Manassas Ballet Theatre’s performance of La Boutique Fantasque and other pieces at Merchant Hall at Hylton Performing Arts Center. For $39, you get two tickets for seating in the orchestra section (up to a $99 value, including all fees). Choose between the following shows:

  • Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m.<p>

Doors open 30 minutes before the show.<p>

The Plot

La Boutique Fantasque spins a whimsical tale set in an enchanted toy shop in 19th century France. The merry shopkeeper specializes in mechanical dancing dolls, to the delight of his international clientele. The stars of the show are the can-can dancers, a male and female pair who spark the interest of both a Russian and an American family. The customers agree that the Americans will purchase the male doll and the female doll will go to the Russians, but as night falls on the shop, the toys come to life and lament that they are to be parted. When the sun rises again, they have struck on a plan to stay together—though their kindly shopkeeper might wish he had been informed. Manassas Ballet Theatre’s fleet-footed dancers present the family-friendly piece alongside original contemporary works.<p>

The Music

When composing the dainty instrumental score to La Boutique Fantasque, Ottorino Respighi relied on the works of one of the classic greats of comic musical theater: Gioachino Rossini, author of The Barber of Seville. Incorporating a number of the 19th century maestro’s piano works, the music whisks audiences through a whirlwind European tour of Spanish, Russian, and French folk dances. Like the dolls in the ballet, the score has taken on a life of its own and has been recorded by ensembles such as the Boston Pops Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Philharmonic.<p>

Hylton Performing Arts Center

When visitors enter the two-story lobby of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, their eyes dart from the purple carpeting to the stately pillars—all accented by light streaming in from the windowed exterior. Inside the 85,000-square-foot events center, ballet performances unfold in the dramatically modern hall, toes tap along with cabaret shows in the intimate theater space, and exhibits by local artists and dexterous stagehands open windows to other worlds in the second-floor art gallery.

Manassas Ballet Theatre

Manassas Ballet Theatre's 25 full-time dancers comprise the only professional ballet company in Northern Virginia, yet its biggest star never appears on the stage of the Hylton Performing Arts Center. You won't be able to miss it, though. It's the live musical accompaniment, courtesy of the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. The strings and horns add extra emotional altitude to each cabriole and grand jeté—an effect one simply wouldn't get with a recording. It all combines into an experience that has delighted both The Washington Post and readers of Virginia Living, among others.


  • “A great holiday wxperience”

  • “Excellent performance. The ballet company was amazing, the orchestra was terrific and the performing arts center is very nice too. ”

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    10960 George Mason Cir.

    Manassas, VA 20110

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