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April 25, 2024

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Grand-Scale “Romeo and Juliet” Coming From Nashville Ballet

Ballet-loving older kids and adults are in for a treat with Shakespeare's heartbreaking romantic tale.

History shows that forbidden love can yield tragic endings. And Nashville Ballet’s highly-anticipated production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the quintessential tale of star-crossed love. Coming to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)’s Jackson Hall April 20 – 21, 2024, the ballet is under the the artistic direction of Nick Mullikin. Choreography is by Artistic Director Emeritus Paul Vasterling. The production portrays the feud between the Montague and Capulet families that disrupts the city of Verona, leading to calamity.

A Grand-Scale “Romeo and Juliet”

Shakespeare’s most famous love story will be accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s score, performed live by The Nashville Symphony. Additionally, costumes and sets will add to the ballet’s artistic vision. First created by the ballet in 2004 and last presented five years ago, this production of Romeo and Juliet includes elements authentic to the period in addition to modern influences. London-based fight director Tim Klotz is assisting with the ballet’s fight scenes.

Tickets for Romeo and Juliet are on sale now and start at $48 at NashvilleBallet.com. By phone, call 615-297-2966 x 710. Enhance your ballet-going experience by taking in Nashville Ballet’s free pre-performance Talk Back events. In addition, the Inside the Ballet Podcast can help you to gain insider access to the experts and artists bringing Romeo and Juliet to the stage.

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Susan Swindell Day

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