Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $35, you get two tickets for orchestra-level seating to see Columbia City Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Koger Center for the Arts (a $70 value). Choose between the following performances:
- Friday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Columbia City Ballet, rated the Best Dance Company of 2011 by the Free Times, continues to celebrate its 51st season under the artistic direction of William Starrett. This February, Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Romeo and Juliet leaps from the page to the stage, spellbinding theatergoers with a tale of young love gone awry. Driven by Sergei Prokofiev’s fiery composition, the ballet’s talented troupe gracefully pirouettes into the eye of the Capulet-Montague rivalry, where gripping duels, warm duets, and legendary food fights have lifted the saga to immortal heights. Comic interludes throughout the performance help offset full servings of turmoil, including Shakespeare’s signature tongue-in-cheek exchanges and melodramatic readings of Prince Escalus’s high-school diary.
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