Waltzing out of the storybooks and onto the Civic Theatre Stage this May, California Ballet Company presents the full-length Sleeping Beauty. The 19th century classic, based on the Charles Perrault fairy tale, is perfect for ballet newcomers and longtime fans alike!
The ballet tells the story of Princess Aurora who is placed under a curse by the evil fairy Carabosse (known in other versions as Maleficent). The good Lilac Fairy saves Aurora’s life by causing her entire kingdom to fall into a deep sleep, as she awaits true love's kiss. Aurora is joined by fairy tale favorites such as Little Red Riding Hood and her Wolf, Puss 'n Boots, and Princess Florina and her Bluebird. Children will delight in being able to meet these classic characters following each matinee.
Sleeping Beauty is one of California Ballet’s largest and most spectacular productions, with a phenomenal cast, sets and costumes that will fill the Civic Theatre stage with classical splendor. Principal Ballerina Chie Kudo will alternate in the role of Princess Aurora with Guest Artist Kateryna Khaniukova (English National Ballet). The role of Prince Desiré will be shared by Guest Artists Vadim Solomakha (last seen as Prince Charming in Cinderella) and Tomonori Ochi (New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo).
Tickets are on sale now!
San Diego Civic Theatre
May 17, 2014 at 2:30 & 7:30pm
May 18, 2014 at 2:30pm