The Joffrey Ballet is launching a new production of Romeo & Juliet at the Auditorium Theatre (located at 50 E. Congress Parkway in Chicago) that will run for two weeks only: April 30th-May 11th 2014. This performance is a contemporary take on the classic story that we are all familiar with.
Here is the description according to Goldstar:
The world famous Joffrey Ballet stages a bold contemporary version of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. The Chicago Philharmonic will be on hand to perform Sergei Prokofiev’s powerfully dramatic score, which includes the famous “Dance of the Knights” (aka “Montagues and Capulets”). This timeless story of two young lovers caught between their warring families unfolds against a striking multimedia backdrop, which depicts three different political eras of the 20th century. Choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, director of the Polish National Ballet, this vibrant new telling of Romeo and Juliet is “stunning … truly magnificent” (London’s The Telegraph).
The Joffrey Ballet: Romeo & Juliet Discount: Currently you can get tickets to see The Joffrey Ballet perform Romeo & Juliet for almost half off the current box office price through Goldstar. There are a variety of dates available in May and they range in price from $48.60 – $91.20 (down from a regular box office price of $81.00 – $152.00). This is a great way to see a fantastic Chicago company perform one of the classics.