The Beth Fowler Dance Company of Genoa and St. Charles will present “The Sleeping Beauty” at DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. and Sunday March 19th at 1:00 P.M and 6:00pm. The ballet based on a classic fairy tale is a masterpiece of dance drama created in the 19th century through a collaboration of ballet master Marius Petipa and Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky. The ballet is now seen and heard throughout the world, delighting young and old with the magic and wonder of the young Princess who slept 100 years and is awakened by the kiss of a Prince.
The local production will offer enjoyment to audiences of all ages with beautiful dancing, costumes and sets as the story of Sleeping Beauty comes to life. Every child ticket includes a trip backstage to take a photo and meet Princess Aurora and all her friends.
Company member Hannah Whitten from Genoa will dance the title role as Princess Aurora. She has performed many principal roles for the Beth Fowler Dance Company, most recently as the Sugar Plum Fairy in this season’s “The Nutcracker”. Joining them again is frequent alumni company member; Wade Tischhauser, who will perform as Prince Florimundo. Wade currently resides, performs and works in Chicago IL. Wade most recently performed as the Snow King in the Beth Fowler Dance Company’s production of “The Nutcracker”.
Other principal dancers are alumni company member Lydia Carpenter from Sycamore as the Lilac Fairy and company member Lyndsey Haugen from St. Charles as Carabosse, who portray the struggle between good and evil.
The audience will be delighted to see favorite story book characters who are special guests at the wedding of Sleeping Beauty and the Prince. Company members performing these roles are Becky Baert as Red Riding Hood and Kaitlyn Rollo as the Wolf; Wade Tischhauser as Puss In Boots and company member Haley Young as the White Cat; Samantha Scolaro as Snow White, who brings along the Seven Dwarfs and Justine McCormack as Cinderella, accompanied by her mice friends and Anne Fritsch as her cat Lucifer. Company dancers will perform as soloists in the Fairy Court and in the corps de ballet. Dancers from the Beth Fowler School of Dance will perform the children’s roles.
Original choreography is by Marius Petipa. Additional choreography is by Beth Fowler and Hannah Bohn. Costume and Volunteer Coordinator is Madlyn Steffey.
Tickets are available online at www.egyptiantheatre.org or by phone at 815-758-1225. Tickets are $15.00 for children under 12 and $20.00 for adults when purchased before March 1st. All tickets are for reserved seating. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each performance. Tickets purchased after March 1st will be $17.00 for children under 12 and $22.00 for adults. Premium Tickets are available in the first 5 rows for $20.00 for children under 12 and $25.00 for adults when purchased before March 1st and $22.00 for children under 12 and $27.00 for adults after March 1st.
The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 North Second St. in DeKalb. For more information on the Beth Fowler School of Dance and The Beth Fowler Dance Company visit them at www.BethFowlerSchoolOfDance.com