The Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” will be shown in a special LIVE simulcast from Mosow in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 12:55 p.m.Shakespeare’s tragic tale of love and feuding families comes to life through the choreography of Alexei Ratmansky with music by Sergei Prokofiev.
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in a heart-wrenching tragedy. Ratmansky, former Bolshoi Ballet artistic director, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic.
The Bolshoi Ballet has achieved an almost mythical reputation. The company's traditions extend back to Tsarist Russia (1776). In the 20th century the company has polished its typical, almost athletic style and today features Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova, Svetlana Lunkina, Maria Alexandrova, Ruslan Skvortsov, David Hallberg, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, and Mikhail Lobukin.
The Ridgefield Playhouse offers free tickets to students 18 and under as a way for parents to introduce their children to the arts. Free tickets are also available for Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings Live in HD screenings of the Met Opera and National Theatre of London.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, Conn. For tickets ($12.50), call the box office at (203) 438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.