Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet to the Sitnik stage for two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance. Set for Sat., Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. The New Jersey Ballet presents “Don Quixote.” Then on Sun., Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. The New Jersey Ballet is set to return with “Pinocchio.” Both performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center.
New Jersey Ballet premiered “Don Quixote” in 2011, and within the month, it had made it to the Star-Ledger’s prestigious Top Ten dance events of the year. Don Quixote is rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the laugh-out-loud humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. The Star-Ledger wrote, “A zany comedy packed with bravura dancing.”
The classic adventure of “Pinocchio” gets a thrilling new twist from The New Jersey Ballet. A charming ballet about the wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. Pinocchio’s adventures and his unfortunate habit of not always telling the truth get him in trouble with some nasty characters including a band of Ruffians and a giant Whale. Thanks to the Blue Fairy, everything works out in the end. Pinocchio saves his father and the little puppet realizes his wish to become a real boy. “Pinocchio” is performed with original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest ones can keep up with ease. Perfect for the whole family. Following the performance audience members will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the company and ice cream will be available for purchase in the lobby.
Tickets for “Don Quixote” on Sat., Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. are $25 for adults and $18.50 for children under 12 in advance. Tickets for “Pinocchio” on Sun., Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. are $20 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12 in advance. Ticket orders increase $5 day of performance. All ticket sales are final.
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