Nothing Tired About Beck Center’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

The classic fairy tale encore presentation — performed by 65 students — coming to the Beck Center for the Arts from April 27 through 29.

We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty.

The romantic fairy tale tells the story of the beautiful princess Aurora cursed at birth by the wicked fairy Carabosse to slumber for 100 years, beginning when she turns 16.

Only true love and the kiss of a handsome prince can wake her. 

The is featuring the presentation — with a cast of 65 students — later this month.

And, of course, (spoiler alert) the ballet will end with a wedding celebration visited by fairy tale characters.  

The Beck Center’ Dance Workshop and Dance Education program is hosting the condensed version of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet April 27 through 29 in the Recital Hall of the Music-Armory Building at the Beck Center for the Arts.

Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are on sale now.

Beck’s production — specially choreographed for children — features dozens of students including 12 male dancers. The two male lead dancers appear courtesy of the Cleveland School of the Arts.

According to a , the spokeswoman for the Beck Center, Princess Aurora will be danced by Julia Horner, age 17. Taylor Gerrasch, age 17, will dance the role of the wicked fairy Carabosse and Abby Schneider, age 16, is featured as the Lilac Fairy.

With original choreography by Marius Petipa, Beck’s Sleeping Beauty includes additional choreography by Melanie Szucs, associate director of Dance Education and artistic director of the Dance Workshop at the Beck Center.  

Tickets for the show — sponsored by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council — are $12 for adults/seniors and $10 for students/children 18 and under.

For tickets, visit the website or call the Beck Center box office at 216-521-2540, ext. 10. 


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