Dance can express what words can only hint at, demonstrating deep intimacy with a pas de deux or deep sadness with the chicken dance. Experience emotional motion with this GrouponLive deal to see World Ballet Inc.’s performance of The Cat in the Hat, A Musical Dance Adventure and World of Rock at Lee Hall Auditorium on the Florida A&M University campus. For $30, you get general admission for two (up to a $60 value). Doors open one hour before the show. Choose between the following performances:
- Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m.
Setting Dr. Seuss's beloved tale of an authority-flouting feline to dance, the world premiere of The Cat in the Hat, A Musical Dance Adventure delights with a kinetic, song-filled production. The show mixes musical theater with classical ballet, appealing equally to dance aficionados, Seuss fanatics, and people who really like watching curtains open and close. Internationally acclaimed artistic director Henry Hernandez lends his expert choreography to the production, which also celebrates Dr. Seuss’s recent birthday.
Next, World of Rock brings its dance corps to the stage, synchronizing fancy footwork to the sounds of classic-rock tunes. Again taking cues from Hernandez, the graceful troupe tiptoes and twirls to a set list of nostalgic songs by rock legends such as The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and the Rocky Mountains. Throughout the evening, the MTV-featured FAMU Strikers chime in on the visual display with their own brand of creative gesticulation.
Lee Hall Auditorium
Built atop one of Tallahassee's highest hills, Lee Hall's columned exterior rises above a charming, fountain-encircled plaza. Once inside, guests can revel in the fruits of the historic auditorium's $4.3 million remodeling job. Thanks to this recent renovation, the theater now has sharpened acoustics and an orchestra shell, where bands can retreat whenever they get stage fright.
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Tallahassee's World Ballet
In August 2008, Tallahassee gained 6,000 square feet of dance space and a bunch of skilled dancers to fill it. Under the leadership of artistic director Henry Hernandez, the instructors of World Ballet help the next generation of dancers learn to leap, twirl, and avoid hurting gravity's feelings too badly. The performance arm of the organization brings to life classic ballets such as The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as contemporary creations set to rock music.