The spring gala season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet Beauty and the Beast May 5th and 6th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Beauty and the Beast is the captivating story of the handsome prince who is cursed by an evil witch and transformed into a hideous Beast. He will remain a Beast until someone falls in love with him. That someone is of course, Beauty.
This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s exciting score.
Outstanding guest principal dancers who have danced with Salt Lake City’s Ballet West will perform with the large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.
The Saturday May 5th performance will be held at 8pm and the Sunday May 6th performance will be at 2pm. Ticket prices for adults are $27 to $54. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are $22 to $49. For tickets call the Pioneer Center at 1-866-553-6605 or on-line at pioneercenter.com. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 6pm.
A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. They are northern Nevada's largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe.