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Romeo & Juliet


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Shakespeare’s tale of the “star-crossed lovers” has been retold in literature, film, opera and ballet. When Artistic Director Robert Weiss first choreographed Romeo & Juliet to Prokofiev’s magnificent score in 1999, the performance was received as a “triumph on several levels.” The ballet is a faithful retelling that expresses all the drama and pathos, action and tenderness, and humor and heartbreak of this legendary story. It is filled with dramatic sword fights, stunning costumes, lush scenery and breathtaking dance. It all serves to underscore the emotion of Shakespeare’s powerful play and bring life to the longing and loss of this epic tragedy.