"Back by popular demand, Winston-Salem Festival Ballet is proud to present The Tales of Beatrix Potter, again this spring. This original ballet by Gary Taylor brings the timeless children’s classics dancing to life at the Hanesbrands Theater, 209 N Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Performances run Saturday, March 28th at 11:00AM and 2:00PM and Sunday, March 29th at 2:00PM. Doors open one-hour prior to showtime for youth activities, autographs, and pictures with the characters. Tickets are available through the Hanesbrands Box Office and may be purchased by visiting http://rhodesartscenter.tix.com, by calling (336) 747‐1414, or in person at the Hanesbrands Box Office. All tickets $18.50, or purchase a Family 4-Pack for $64. (Savings of $10!)
Beatrix Potter has been delighting the imaginations of young readers for generations, so come delight your senses with Artistic Director and Choreographer Gary Taylor’s loveable, endearing ballet. The adventures of Jeremy Fisher and Pigling Bland come to vibrant life on stage thanks to the incredibly detailed mask making of master artist Joe Seely. Not only are the masks “a door through which the wearer can explore a new identity,” as Seely puts it, but they also become a door through which the audience can access the story. Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs. Tigglywinkle, and—of course—Peter Rabbit himself are just a few of the literary favorites you’ll encounter along the way in this charming ballet, narrated by Ms. Potter herself as portrayed by UNCSA Faculty Emeritus, Leslie Hunt."
- A Press Release