“Since first premiering the ballet in New York last spring, we’ve revised some staging and added new costumes which we feel will enhance the overall production, as well as the audiences’ experience, ” says American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Artistic Director Kevin Mckenzie. The production, a new take on the classic “The Sleeping Beauty” is coming to Chicago’s Civic Opera House, and is staged by McKenzie as well as former ABT ballerina Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. The timeless fairy tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora comes to life set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score and features sets and costumes by Tony Award-winners Tony Walton and Willa Kim. ABT’s eighty-plus-member company will be accompanied by a live sixty-five-member orchestra. Different dancers will play the prince and princess each night. (William Scott)
At the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker, (312)902-1500. This production is now closed.