Hey everyone....the Joffrey is working hard putting the finishing touches onto our production of Merry Widow, which opens next week at the Auditorium Theater. I hope you all can come out to see us...you are our most loyal fans! Below you'll find information on the production (a premiere for the Joffrey) as well as my performance schedule for the first weekend. See you there!
JOFFREY PREMIERE: T H E M E R R Y W I D O W
Choreography by Ronald Hynd
Music by Franz Lehár
The winter program will feature Ronald Hynd's enchanting ballet adaptation of Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow, making its Chicago and Joffrey premiere. Set amid the glitz and glamour of turn-of-the-century Paris, this full-length ballet tells the rich and intoxicating love story between the beautiful widow, Hanna Glawari and the dashing Count Danilo. Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno's exquisite costumes and scenery lay the backdrop for a tale of comedic intrigue, filled with elegant ladies, eligible bachelors and famed can-can dancers. The Merry Widow has become one of the twentieth century's most beloved works, with The New York Times calling it "brilliant, joyous and glamorous!"
All performances take place at The Auditorium Theatre.
Performances will feature live orchestral accompaniment performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta.
Fabrice's Performance Schedule:
Friday 2/18 @7.30pm
Saturday 2/19 @2pm
Friday 2/25 @7.30pm