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Giselle Tickets On-Sale Now

giselleflyer2You can now purchase your tickets online for Giselle through paypal. Giselle will be held at Tampa Ballet Theatre at 12720 DuPont Circle, 33626. October 9th 7:00pm, October 10th 7:00pm, and October 11th 2:00pm. It is recommended that you purchase tickets ahead of time, as we are expected to sell out. Please arrive 30 minutes early on the date of your performance. Tickets purchased online will be held at will-call. Will-call tickets will be received on the day of the performance at the theatre.

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October 9th at 7:00pm

October 10th at 7:00pm

October 11th at 2:00pm

Tampa Ballet Theatre will be debuting their 2015-2016 season with the production of the ballet Giselle. Giselle is a dark, classical romantic ballet about a young peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering that her lover is engaged to another. The Willis, a group of spirits of young women who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave. They target her lover, but Giselle saves him from the wrath of the Willis. This classical ballet will be re-staged by Artistic Director, Lindsay Clark.

Synposis

Giselle is about a happy young peasant girl whom believes that she is in love and is loved in return. Her name is Giselle. The gamekeeper, who also is in love with Giselle, tries to convince her that Albretch, the man she loves, is a nobleman disguised as a peasant. Albretch is revealed for who he really is, already bethrothed, which causes Giselle to go mad and die. The gamekeeper goes to visit Giselle’s grave and encounters the ghostly Willis, beautiful brides that passed due to broken hearts, where their queen, Myrtha forces the gamekeeper to dance until he dies. Albretch then also visits Giselle’s grave and almost has the same fate as the gamekeeper, but is saved by Giselle in her shadowy form. The sun then rises and the Willis and Giselle vanish, but Giselle remains alive with Albretch – a love stronger than death.

Tampa Ballet Theatre Celebrates 150th Year of Book with Alice In Wonderland Performance

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Alice In Wonderland

This May, Tampa Ballet Theatre will be falling down the rabbit hole in an original contemporary ballet. Tampa Ballet Theatre will be closing its season with two performances of Alice In Wonderland. Alice In Wonderland features original choreography by Artistic Director, Lindsay Clark, with Tyler Anderson as assistant tap choreographer for The Tea Party Scene. The performances will be held Saturday May 9th at 7:00 pm and Sunday May 10th at 5:00 pm at the Hillsborough Community College Mainstage Theatre in Ybor. Tickets are available for purchase starting April 13th. Adult tickets are $25 per ticket, Senior tickets (55+) are $20 per ticket, and Children and College Student tickets are $15 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the Tampa Bay Ballet studio, online at www.tampaballettheatre.org/events, at the theatre, or by calling 813-814-0587. Ticket prices are subject to change.

Alice in Wonderland will be starring TBT II Trainee, Ashley Coppin as Alice, TBT Apprentice, TBT Company Member Madeline Axlund as The Queen of Hearts, TBT Company Member Charles Java as The King of Hearts, and TBT Company Member Tyler Anderson as The Mad Hatter.

“This comical role as The King has been such a refreshing change from such serious roles in the past” said Java, who recently performed as Romeo in Tampa Ballet Theatre’s Romantic Pas De Deux performance last February.

Alice In Wonderland is a 2 act ballet based off of the 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The Music is by Carl Davis who created the original Alice in Wonderland score in 1995 mostly derived of the famous Tchaikovsky’s works. The story of Alice in Wonderland follows a young girl named Alice who falls down the rabbit hole and discovers the mysterious world called Wonderland. Alice encounters many strange creatures while in Wonderland including the grinning Cheshire Cat (Heather Mills) and the curious Caterpillar (Brooke Bayless). Alice In Wonderland will be an exciting and mad time suitable for all families to enjoy.

“A lot of people think of ballet as an uptight art,” states Clark, “although ballet itself is very structured, not all ballets are meant to be taken seriously. Alice In Wonderland is meant to be comical and outrageously silly.”

Tampa Ballet Theatre is a non-profit professional ballet company located in the Tampa Bay Area. Tampa Ballet Theatre was founded by Lindsay Clark in 2012. The mission of the Tampa Ballet Theatre is to educate, entertain, and broaden the outlook of the community through the world of classical and contemporary ballet. The company prides itself in preserving the classical masterpieces of previous centuries while creating new contemporary and classical productions for the Greater Tampa Bay area. Tampa Ballet Theatre engages itself in community functions to help give back to the community through the art of ballet and lending a structural support for the arts. Tampa Ballet Theatre is affiliated with its school, Tampa Bay Ballet where students receive pre-professional training from some of the best professionals in the Tampa Bay area.