Longview Ballet and Ballet West Present Aladdin at Belcher Center


Photo by Luke Isley

Longview Ballet Theatre (LBT) and Ballet West present Aladdin April 27-28 at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center. The show is choreographed by Ballet West Principal Ballet Mistress Pamela Robinson-Harris and former Ballet West soloist Peggy Dolkas.

This production takes patrons on a magical carpet ride full of romance, comedy, and adventure. The audience follows Aladdin and an entire cast of colorful characters as he strives to win the love of his beautiful princess and spoil the plans of a wicked magician.

Performed concisely in one hour and 15 minutes by the members of LBT and Ballet West,  and students of the Studio of Creative Arts, this beloved tale comes to life with a lamp, a mischievous monkey, a loveable camel, a magic carpet, and plenty of sorcery. Complete with colorful costumes by David Heuvel, clever sets by Michael Andrew Currey, and an arranged score by composers Jean Sebelius, Carl Nielsen, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edvard Grieg, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Antonin Dvorak, Aladdin is fun for the entire family.

Aladdin is the third collaboration between LBT and Ballet West. LBT was formed in 1972 by Pat George Mitchell. Ballet West is the seventh largest professional ballet company in the world.

Three performances of Aladdin take place with tickets starting at just $15. Tickets are available online at www.belchercenter.com or by calling the Belcher Center Box Office  at 903.233.3080.

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