Columbia City Ballet takes on Romeo and Juliet this weekend

"If you think Regina Willoughby made you cry in Cleopatra when she killed herself, wait till you see her as Juliet." -- Lauren Michalski, Columbia City Ballet

On Friday and Saturday nights, Columbia dance audiences have the opportunity to see one of the most beautifully choreographed and scored ballets of all time -- Romeo and Juliet, performed by Columbia City Ballet.

Set to the music of Prokofiev, and first performed in the former Czechoslovakia in 1938, Romeo and Juliet offers everything for which dance aficionados attend ballet performances -- romance, beauty, challenging choreography, engaging epaulement, and more.

Rarely performed in its entirety in Columbia -- it has been performed no more than three times by Columbia City Ballet, the last time being eight years ago -- this presentation, with Prima Ballerina Regina Willoughby dancing the role of Juliet, is sure to delight audiences of all ages -- but especially audiences who love ballet in its purest and most exquisite form.

For an added bonus, Columbia City Ballet is sponsoring a post-performance soiree following the show on Saturday night at the Main street Pub at the Sheraton on Main Street.


Friday, February 3 and Saturday, the 4th at 7:30pm at the Koger Center.

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(Full disclosure -- Jasper staff writer Bonnie Boiter-Jolley  is a company member in Columbia City Ballet.)



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