The Newport Beach Public Library presents two free performances of “Sleeping Beauty for Kids” by Festival Ballet Theatre on Saturday, March 16 in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. Shows will begin at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and last about one hour.
“Sleeping Beauty for Kids” is an abridged narrated version of the classic ballet. Festival Ballet Theatre brings to life the timeless story of a beautiful princess, cursed by an unforgiving fairy and rescued by a handsome prince. This shortened version of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, with full production costumes and characters, features talented dancers from the professional ballet troupe, in a performance that will enchant young and old. Fabled storybook characters such as the White Cat and Puss-in-Boots, the Enchanted Princess and Bluebird, as well as Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, all take part in a celebration of love and the triumph of good over evil. And, yes, everyone lives happily ever after.
This event is supported by the City Arts Commission. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution of tickets for both shows will begin at 9 a.m.
The Newport Beach Public Library presents a variety of programs that foster cultural arts enrichment. For more information, please contact the Library at 949-717-3800, option 2, or visit the website at www.newportbeachlibrary.org.