Nashville Ballet presents three American originals
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 8:01 pm
Nashville Ballet is presenting three American original dances Valentine’s weekend, Feb. 12-14.
This repertory program pays homage to some of the greatest American classics. Three ballets will be performed each evening The list includes the Nashville premiere of the 1938 “Filling Station,” choreographed by Lew Christensen. It is a rare comedic marvel which follows the lively activities of a busy day at the filling station. Enjoy the antics of the madcap customers who prance in and out of Mac’s station.
Paul Vasterling’s romantic, introspective ballet, “Awaiting Redemption,” featuring the music of Hal Ketchum as sung by Neal Coomer is the second offering.
Last, but not least, is a celebration of the golden age of Broadway with the unforgettable music of George Gershwin in Balanchine’s whimsical “Who Cares?” featuring some of Gershwin’s best known hits such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Strike Up the Band” and “Embraceable You.”
Shows will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 and 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Polk Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
Ticket prices range from $77 to $23 and Student Rush tickets are available 90 minutes before each performance for $15 with a valid college ID.
Published in The Messenger 1.27.10