Looking for something fun to do for your next date night? Boca Ballet Theatre’s upcoming performances of the quintessential romantic ballet Giselle will be held July 29-31 at The Countess de Hoernle Theatre at the Spanish River High School in Boca Raton.
The theatre’s production will be the Marius Petipa adaptation and will feature prima ballerina Bridgett Zehr and Grayson Davis from the American Ballet Theatre, along with numerous other talented artists.
Considered one of the great romantic ballets, Giselle was first performed in Paris in 1841. It revolves around the themes of forces of nature, forest spirits, and death. A peasant girl falls in love with a nobleman who, unbeknownst to her, is already betrothed to the daughter of the Duke. When the deception is revealed, Giselle goes mad with grief and dies of a broken heart. The second act takes place in a forest beside Giselle’s grave where she is accepted by the Queen of the ghostly wilis, young women who have died of unrequited love. The spurned wilis seek their revenge on all men who wander into their domain. Even in death, Giselle’s love compels her to save the very man who caused her death from this gruesome fate.
Interested in attending? Click the button below to be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Friday night performance on July 29 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $35-45 and can be purchased at the box office. Call 561-995-0709 for more information.