The best children’s shows place a high premium on audience interaction, unlike the opera or traffic court. Rustle up some kid-friendly fun with this GrouponLive deal to see The Little Prince performed by the Latin Ballet of Virginia at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. For $10, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (up to a $20 value, including all fees). Doors open three hours before each showtime. Groupons may be used for one of the following performances:
- Thursday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m.
- Friday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m.
- Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m.<p>
A brief glance at its repertoire proves that the Latin Ballet of Virginia’s troupe excels at channeling literary classics into the kinetic narrative of interpretative dance. This season it turns its toes to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s kid-friendly think-piece, The Little Prince, telling the tale of an intergalactic innocent who ventures beyond his house-size world of volcanoes and conceited roses. On his philosophical and whimsical journey he meets allegorical characters on their own tiny planets, from a king with no subjects to a businessman reveling in his imagined wealth of stars. Adults ponder the lessons of each passing figure while children learn such snippets of wisdom as “always be responsible for what you have tamed” and “lassoed birds make great flying devices.”
The Latin Ballet of Virginia, founded by Columbia native Ana Ines King, strains the boundaries implied by its name, supplementing a South American focus with global influences to expand ballet’s scope to include all dance. Past pieces have celebrated the immigrant tradition of the United States and have adapted the work of visionaries, from classic poet Pablo Neruda to little-known experimental musicians The Beatles.
2880 Mountain Rd.
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060