- $19 for one G-Pass to Swan Lake, presented by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia (up to $32.80 value)
- When: Sunday, February 15, at 3 p.m.
- Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
- Seating: fourth tier
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s Swan Lake
Had he been less rash, Romeo might have avoided his plight, but what chance did Prince Siegfried from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake stand when his quest for love was bent by wizardry? Made melancholy by the necessity of marriage, the young prince sets out to distract himself with a swan hunt. To his surprise, however, the flock he’s tracking lands beside a crystalline lake and transforms into a group of beautiful maidens, led by Odette, the most beautiful of all. The evil sorcerer Von Rothbart has cursed them to be birds by day and women by night, making true love the only key to their freedom. Prince Siegfried seems like the dashing young man for the job, but he would do well to remember that sorcerers stoop to cheating—even at the game of love, and especially at Monopoly.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia puts their pointe shoe-clad spin on the classic Russian ballet, bringing their acclaimed dancers from the ancient city of Voronezh to the sprawling stage of New Jersey Performing Arts Center. This stateside tour is a special one; though the ballet company was established in 1961, it didn’t make its North American debut until 2007. Since then, the group has returned several times to delight onlookers with exquisite interpretations of legendary ballets including Giselle and The Nutcracker.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New Jersey Performing Arts Center stands firm as a bastion of live entertainment, opening the doors to its two distinct venues for a wide array of productions. Inside Prudential Hall, 2,700 seats fill the multitiered auditorium where ballets, symphony orchestras, and Broadway shows flourish beneath radiant lights and a domed ceiling. Victoria Theater, meanwhile, beckons visitors to its more intimate 500-seat confines for jazz concerts and contemporary dance performances.