What You'll Get
For $30, today's side deal gets you one orchestra-aisle seat (a $65 value) to Pecos or La Fille mal gardée at Houston Ballet at the Wortham Theater Center's Brown Theater. Today's deal is valid for the Pecos performance on Saturday, June 5, at 2 p.m. or La Fille mal gardée on Saturday, June 19, at 2 p.m.
Pecos showcases three distinct pieces. With a specially commissioned score from Matthew Pierce, Stanton Welch's whimsical Pecos Bill is a folkloric romance between an idealized Texas cowboy and Sluefoot Sue, a perfectly matched sassy tomboy. Ballo della Regina is a bel-canto-esque set of variations created by Balanchine and set to music that was once cut from Verdi's Don Carlos. Enjoy brilliantly crafted movements and perfectly timed humor choreographed by dance superstar Mark Morris in Sandpaper Ballet, a performance that gleams amid green and white costumes designed by Isaac Mizrahi.
La Fille mal gardée, or The Wayward Daughter, is a virtuoso performance that explores the struggles and random hilarity a young woman faces during her quest for love in the 18th-century French countryside. This ballet mixes folk dance and classical ballet technique while telling the story of Lise, a young bachelorette who must decide between an attractive, poor farmer and the suitor her mother admires, a wealthy yet ignorant bloke.
- …a haunting extravaganza of neo-classical dance. – Sam Howe Verhovek, New York Times
- The Houston Ballet had the grand-finale spot and made the most of it...the driving rhythms, sheer force of the dancers' athletic prowess and go-for-broke actions of his remarkable corps of male dancers (Where did he get them all?) built to a cumulative climax, a latter-day "Bolero." – Jean Battey Lewis, Washington Times
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Expires day of event. Valid only for date purchased. First-come, first-serve seating. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.