Date(s) - April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairhope Civic Center
Bay Shore Ballet, of Fairhope, AL, announces its Spring 2019 performance, Coppelia, to be held at the Fairhope Civic Center on Friday, April 12th (7:00 p.m.) and Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 14th at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $8- $12 for children/students, seniors and adults. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting bayshoreballet.com (up to one hour prior to each performance), and at the door. The Fairhope Civic Center is located at 161 N. Section Street, Fairhope, AL.
The Coppelia ballet performance is directed by Janet Carole, and will feature principal dancers Mary Ellis Ollinger, Beth Claunch, and Zackariah Woods, as well as students of Bay Shore Ballet, and the Bay Shore Ballet Company of Fairhope, AL.
Coppelia, is a ballet by French composer Léo Delibes that premiered in Paris on May 2, 1870. The comedic ballet is set in a small village in France, where Dr. Coppélius, the eccentric town doctor, has made a life-size dancing doll named Coppelia. He often sits her on his balcony, positioned to look as if she is reading a book. Coppelia is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with her and sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilda, with the hopes of attracting Coppelia’s attention. The shunned Swahilda, with the help of her friends, devises a plan to show Franz his folly. Swanhilda dresses as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bayshoreballet.com or call 251.583.3875.