Hey everyone....this weekend is the final weekend of the Joffrey's performance of The Merry Widow (my final performance is on Friday February 25th) so if you haven't come to the show yet (or need a reason to come again!) I hope these pictures will entice you enough to come see the performance. The show is full of beautiful sets and costumes, and of course, wonderful dancing. Hope to see you all there!!
T H E M E R R Y W I D O W
Choreography by Ronald Hynd
Music by Franz Lehár
Run time 2hrs and 16min (including intermissions)
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.
Take advantage of our Merry Widow Meet the Artists events on 02/19, 02/24, and 02/26. For more information click here.