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Houston Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty


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


Music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Choreography by Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., after Marius Petipa
Scenic and Costume Designs by Desmond Heeley
Lighting by Duane Schuler

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age

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

Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty