Set the tone for a frightfully good Halloween weekend with New Jersey Ballet's newest edition of "Ghosts of the Ballet" which contains a variety of spooky classical and contemporary pieces. Tonight, October 27th at 8 pm, The Centenary Stage Company will host the New Jersey Ballet at the David and Carol Lackland Center's Sitnik Theatre. The state's premiere dance company will fill the theatre with sprits, souls and saints on this late October evening.
Contemporary works include the dramatic Death and the Maiden, set to Franz Schubert's haunting quartet in D minor. Also from recent vintage are the ballet based on Edgar Alan Poe's eerie poem, The Raven, and a wild night of mistaken identity in an otherworldly ballroom, Masquerade. The classical portions of the evening will feature a revival of the New Jersey Ballet's hypnotic Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadere, and the epitome of evil in a tutu and tiara, BLACK SWAN pas de deux.
Look for new faces as dancers from Europe, Asia and South America make their NJ Ballet debuts. Barbara Gilford of The New York Times New Jersey Weekly wrote, "New Jersey Ballet is an assemblage of professional dancers who embody the highest standards of technique and artistry and they are ours!"
To purchase tickets or to find more information on any of other CSC events, visit www.centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979-0900. Tickets for "Ghosts of the Ballet" are $27.50 in advance and $32.50 on the day of the performance. Discounted tickets for seniors and students are $25 in advance, and $30 the day of the performance. Children under 12 will be admitted for $17.50 in advance, $22.50 day of performance.
The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year. Performances at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, and CSC members, friends and sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and The Holiday Inn, and Series sponsors, Fulton Bank, and Mamas and Café Baci.