It all starts on a small farm in Kansas – a little girl, her beloved dog Toto and one gigantic storm… Join the company this spring for the Charlotte Youth Ballet’s performance, The Wizard of Oz! An original ballet created by Gay Porter with music by the late Loonis McGlohon, this spectacular event showcases Charlotte’s premier ballet talent with professional, international guest artists. Marena Perez and Jose Rodriguez, principals of the Ballet National de Puerto Rico, will delight audiences with their presence. Also joining the cast are Aureo Andino and Odemar Occasio from the Ballet National de Puerto Rico, Michael Crawford (NYC) and Charlotte’s own Hardin Minor of OMIMEO.
Wear your ruby red slippers to join Dorothy and Toto, the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man as they search for the Wizard of Oz! Performances are Friday, March 22nd through Sunday March 24th at the Knight Theater in Uptown Charlotte. Tickets are $8 for Friday morning preview performances or $12-$25 for all other performances. Details are available at charlotteyouthballet.org, the Knight Theater Box Office (704-372-1000) and tix.carolinatix.org. The Charlotte Youth Ballet is a proud partner of the Arts & Science Council and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Charlotte Youth Ballet is a regional ballet company that preserves and promotes the art of ballet empowers youth and connects youth and professional dancers in first class performances for Charlotte and surrounding communities.