GILBERT & SULLIVAN, The Ballet! is a fun-filled revue of three favorite comic operas: The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore. Francis Patrelle’s choreography highlights the joys, trials and rewards of a life in the theater: Sir William Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan battle over casting, bond over music, and get ripped off by their producer as a marvelous cast of dancers, singers, and musicians bring these operas to life.
About the Company: Dances Patrelle
Dances Patrelle (DP), now it its 24th year, is a dynamic professional ballet company that keeps the tradition of dramatic ballet alive and offers opportunities for young dancers to learn from and perform alongside top dance professionals. DP presents two annual performance seasons in New York: its holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, now going into its seventeenth year at the Daniel Kaye Theater, and a spring season of original works created by DP’s founder and director, Francis Patrelle. Mr. Patrelle has set over 50 ballets on the company, including works to the American songbook (Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Noel Coward, Jerry Lee Lewis, among others), and works to commissioned scores from contemporary composers (including Patrick Soluri and Rod Hausen).
Performances: Thursday â€“ Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2pm (Family Matinee); and Sunday at 2pm.
Theater: Dicapo Opera Theatre
Address: 184 E. 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
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