The Nureyev State Ballet Presents "Sleeping Beauty"

Rialto Square Theatre

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In a Nutshell

Nureyev State Ballet's 60-dancer troupe brings Tchaikovsky's ethereal take on Sleeping Beauty to the grand Rialto Square stage

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 24, 2014. Limit 8 per person. G-Pass not redeemable with mobile app. Use for admission at Rialto Square Theatre on 1/24. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant reserves the right to substitute closer seat assignment. For ADA accommodations, 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.

The Deal

  • $34 for one G-Pass to Sleeping Beauty, presented by the Nureyev State Ballet (up to $56.50 value)
  • When: Friday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rialto Square Theatre
  • Seating: Main floor or second balcony
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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The Nureyev State Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty

Written by Tchaikovsky in 1889, Sleeping Beauty has stood as one of ballet's most beloved pieces since its glowing debut at St. Petersburg's Imperial Maryinsky Theatre. The traditional tale of a princess cursed to sleep for 100 years by a malevolent fairy comes alive with choreography adapted from legendary ballet master Marius Petipa, whose powerful and technically dazzling choreography has remained the standard for more than a century. Notable moments include the third act wedding between the awoken princess and her valiant suitor, featuring dances by such fairytale stalwarts as Puss-in-Boots, Little Red Riding-Hood, and Cinderella.

Written with fervor after the lukewarm reception of his Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky's score is best known for its use in Walt Disney's 1958 adaptation of the tale. Taking full advantage of his evocative melodic powers, Tchaikovsky opens the ballet with a thunderous introduction that features whirling strings blasting in syncopated rhythms while trumpet fanfares blare through the auditorium, letting monarchs waiting in the wings know it's time to take their seat. Finally, the explosive energy gives way to tinkling harp and a delicate woodwind melody that segues into the show's idyllic beginning.

Rialto Square Theatre

Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.

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    102 N Chicago St.

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