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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's World Premiere of The Sleeping Beauty coming to Segerstrom March 3 -8

The American Ballet Theatre returns to the Center with the world premiere of its new production of The Sleeping Beauty, with choreography by Marius Petipa and additional choreography by ABT Artist in Residence, Alexei Ratmansky. This classic story ballet tells the enchanting tale of the beautiful princess cursed to sleep for 100 years by an evil sorceress, until awakened by the kiss of a handsome prince. It’s ballet on the grandest scale with spectacular sets and costumes that only ABT can deliver. 

ABT’s return to Orange County from March 3 – 8 marks the Company’s 23rd visit to the Center. Pacific Symphony will perform the beloved score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Sets and costumes are by Tony Award®-winning designer Richard Hudson, based on the historic work of Léon Bakst, who created a seminal version of The Sleeping Beauty for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1921. The production will receive its New York premiere during ABT’s 2015 spring season, certain to be a cornerstone during the Company’s celebratory 75th anniversary year at the Metropolitan Opera House. This version of The Sleeping Beauty is the Company’s fourth production of the ballet and marks Ratmansky’s eleventh work for ABT.

Segerstrom Center - Queen costume sketch for ABT's The Sleeping Beauty -
Costume design by Richard Hudson after Léon Bakst
Segerstrom Center - Princess Aurora costume sketch for
the Rose Adagio in ABT's 
The Sleeping Beauty ​-
Costume design by Richard Hudson after Léon Bakst
Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased in person at The Box Office 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626,  online at or by phone  (714) 556-2787.

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