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Nashville Ballet Takes a Trip to Neverland with Season Opener, Peter Pan

2013-10-02

Nashville Ballet will open its 2013-2014 performance season by taking audiences on a magical trip to Neverland in the classic fairytale Peter Pan, October 18-20. Peter Pan, presented by Bridgestone America’s Trust Fund and nFocus Magazine, will be held at TPAC’s Jackson Hall for four performances, Oct. 18 – 20, 2013. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased in person at the TPAC box office in downtown Nashville, by phone at (615) 782-4040 or at www.NashvilleBallet.com.

In this brand new presentation of the childhood favorite, Nashville Ballet will tell the story of the boy who doesn’t want to grow up in the grand-scale tradition of a classical ballet production. Complete with Lost Boys, Captain Hook, and Tinker Bell, Peter Pan will debut original choreography from Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling, as well as custom sets and costumes from Campbell Baird, who also designed costumes for holiday favorite, Nashville’s Nutcracker.

“This is a tale that appeals to children and adults,” Vasterling said. “It is perfect for children because it’s such a fantastic fairytale, with magical characters on an epic adventure. It appeals to adults as well, because it’s about our longing for childhood, a time that fills us with nostalgia that we can never revisit.”

The production, the majority of which will be built locally, will also feature an extended youth cast from School of Nashville Ballet as sprites and mermaids who greet Peter and Wendy on their adventure through Neverland.

Vasterling plans to complete the magic in this ambitious undertaking by incorporating on-stage flight for Peter, Wendy and other characters in the whimsical cast.

For more information and a complete schedule of Nashville Ballet performances, please visit www.NashvilleBallet.com.  

 

About Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling. Nashville Ballet and the second company NB2 (a pre-professional training company) serve nearly 60,000 adults and children annually through performances and our outreach and community engagement programming. Curriculum-based outreach programs bring dance education to community centers, colleges, public libraries and public elementary, middle and high schools across the state. The School of Nashville Ballet provides world-class instruction in ballet and other forms of dance for dancers of all ages.

Nashville Ballet is funded in part by Ingram Charitable Trust, Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, The Shubert Foundation, Caterpillar Financial, ELAN Hair and Skin, The Memorial Foundation, Publix Super Market Charities, The HCA Foundation, The Mall at Green Hills and thousands of individuals who contribute to our annual operating fund.