Historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB), founded in 1945 and celebrating over 70 years as the resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park, presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” from Wednesday, April 4 through Sunday, April 8 at 1800 Village Place, Casa del Prado in Balboa Park.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” set to the enchanting music of Mendelssohn and based on William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, is a ballet about the unexpected power of love. Audiences will be filled with joy as they watch the romantic adventures and misadventures of two pairs of mortal lovers, a mystical king and queen, a man transformed into a donkey and a mischievous fairy named Puck.

Directed by SDCYB Artistic Director Danika Pramik-Holdaway and featuring close to 200 student dancers, it’s perfect for audiences, families and ballet lovers of all ages. This classic story will come to life through dance on the stage of the iconic Casa del Prado Theater for one weekend only, April 4 – 8, with tickets ranging from $12 to $18 and special discounted performances for school groups and scout troops. After over 70 years of ballet in Balboa Park, experiencing SDCYB is a chance to celebrate history and support arts education.

Also, on Sunday, April 8th (immediately before the final performance), don’t miss SDCYB’s Assemblé from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This spring time, pre-show fundraiser includes a behind-the-scenes peek at the ballet, a meet-and-greet with costumed characters, sweet treats and morning drinks, access to a silent auction, and the chance to learn about other ways to support SDCYB’s mission. Tickets are $25 for this “add-on” event (available at www.sdcyb.org/events). Please note that tickets to the matinee performance of the ballet are sold separately.

Tickets are available online at www.sdcyb.org, by phone at (619) 233-3060 or in person at SDCYB’s office in Balboa Park (Casa del Prado, Suite 209).

Shakespeare’s Puck comes to life through ballet at “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Photo courtesy of Zachary Barron.

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