The first performance for Ballet West’s 55th season is part of the family classics series that Ballet West does as a way to introduce ballet to anyone who has never attended a Ballet before or for the ballet enthusiast.

“In just over one hour, your entire family will be entertained by the dancers of Ballet West II and the Ballet West Academy accompanied by a narration that tells the tale while the dancers dance the roles,” said Artistic Director Adam Sklute. “This Beauty and the Beast is a perfect ballet for children and adults from all walks of life. And in these fast-paced times, this program is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to take time and slow down for a short while and experience theater, art, music, and togetherness.”

Beauty and the Beast is a timeless tale that premiered two years ago and the audience fell in love with this version that took two years to design the choreography by Principal Ballet Mistress Pamela Robinson-Harris and Associate Director of Ballet West II Peggy Dolkas.  The performance will last just 1 hour and 15 minutes, with the narration and time of the performance it is appropriate for any age. With stunning stage sets and elegant costumes, it is something that should not be missed and a wonderful way to start this year’s epic season.

Performances of Beauty and the Beast will take October 26-27 for just three shows at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. With tickets just $25, this truly is a family-friendly production. Tickets are now available at www.balletwest.org or by calling the Ballet West ticket offices (801) 869-6900.