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In celebration of his 80th birthday, Houston Ballet will revive Artistic Director Emeritus Ben Stevenson’s spectacular staging of The Sleeping Beauty, which launched Stevenson’s career as a choreographer in London in 1967. The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet.  The ballet is based on the classic French fairytale by Charles Perrault: a beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy, and doomed to sleep for a hundred years -- only to be awakened by the kiss of the handsome prince who loves her.  Desmond Heeley's spectacular designs beautifully evoke the magic, drama and whimsy of this great work.

At 7:30 pm on February 25, 26, 27, March 4, 5, 2016

At 2:00 pm on February 28 and March 6, 2016

At 1:30 pm on February 27 and March 5, 2016

This performance lasts approximately three hours.

There will be three intermissions lasting fifteen minutes each.

Read the synopsis of The Sleeping Beauty


Music- Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

Choreographer- Ben Stevenson

Scenic/Costume Design- Desmond Heeley

Lighting Design- Duane Schuler

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age

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

Houston Ballet Age Recommendation

Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty