Ballet Theatre of Scranton will celebrate its 60th anniversary with their production of “Jewels” on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 pm at The Theater at North. Under the Artistic Direction of Joanne Arduino, excerpts from ballets performed in the company’s history will include Romeo and Juliet, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge, Tales of Beatrix Potter and Dracula.
Guest professional alumni will join the Ballet Theatre senior company dancers and include Karen Keeler, Theo Lencicki, Jennifer Cadden, Colin Bolthouse and Matt Lynady. These NEPA alumni have performed at the Metropolitan Opera and Radio City Music Hall in NYC and have credits that include National Broadway tours.
Christian Zimmermann (formerly of Boston Ballet) and Giovanni Ravelo (of Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo) are professional dancers who performed with BTOS in the past and will also make guest appearances. The Scottish Reel from La Sylphide will be performed in tribute to the company’s late founder Constance Reynolds.
Tickets are available beginning April 9 online at tututix.com . For information, call Ballet Theatre at 570-347-2867. http://www.balletscranton.org