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Houston Ballet's Aladdin Characters Visit Patients

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FOR RELEASE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
CONTACT:
SARAH LAM
713-535-3226
KIMBERLY CEDENO
713-535-3224
pr@houstonballet.org

HOUSTON BALLET’S ALADDIN
CHARACTERS
VISITS PATIENTS AT
TEXAS CHILDREN’S CANCER CENTER

Houston, TX – On Monday, February 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., costumed dancers from Houston Ballet's production of Aladdin will make a special visit to Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. This month, Houston Ballet will present eight performances of Aladdin at the Wortham Theater Center February 20 – March 2, and the dancers want to bring the magic of the performance to children who may not have the opportunity to see the production. Houston Ballet principal Melody Mennite, principal Joseph Walsh, soloist Nao Kusuzaki, soloist Lauren Strongin, and corps de ballet dancers Katelyn May, Aria Alekzander, and Aaron Sharratt will participate in this event.

This year, dancers from Houston Ballet bring the magic and charm of Aladdin to children at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Houston Ballet dancers enjoy visiting the children at other points during the year as well. These visits are part of Houston Ballet's community outreach program. Houston Ballet performs Aladdin from Feb. 20 through Mar. 2 at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.

FACT SHEET

WHAT:          Characters from Houston Ballet’s Aladdinvisit Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
WHEN:          Monday, Feb. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHO:             Houston Ballet dancers and pediatric cancer patients from Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
WHERE:       Texas Children’s Hospital
PARKING:   News media should park in garage 16 at the Clinical Care Center, located at 6701 Fannin St., (corner of Bates).

PR & Marketing staff will meet you in the lobby and escort you to the floor.
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Houston Ballet's performances of Aladdincontinue through March 2, 2014. For tickets call 713 227 2787 or 1 800 828 ARTS. Tickets are also available at www.houstonballet.org and Houston Ballet Box Office at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.