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Houston Ballet's Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet

“Parting is such sweet sorrow.”
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

It's been 28 years since Houston Ballet staged a new production of Romeo and Juliet but Stanton Welch's interpretation of this most famed love story is worth the wait. Set to Prokofiev's breathtaking score, Welch's classic production weaves the poignant tale of the star-crossed pair exquisitely. With lavish sets and costumes by acclaimed Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno, the production pays tribute to Renaissance Italy. The theme is classic and the choreography fresh. The Bard himself would surely approve.

This new production is made possible through the generosity of longtime supporters Ted and Melza Barr

7:30 PM on February 26, 28, March 6,7, 2015
2:00 PM on March 1, 8, 2015
1:30 PM on February 28, 2015

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Romeo and Juliet (World Premiere)
Music: Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Choreography: Stanton Welch
Scenery and Costumes: Roberta Guidi di Bagno

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age.


Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.


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