Columbia City Ballet debuting newest show: Beatles, the Ballet

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Columbia City Ballet is almost ready to unveil its newest show. Beatles, the Ballet, is a multi-media performance based on one of the most iconic bands of all time.

The ballet will follow the story of the Beatles’ careers beginning in the 1960s, examine their cultural impact, and the elevation of social consciousness through their music.

Featuring 40 songs and created by Executive and Artistic Director, William Starrett, the show will include works by multiple choreographers, all under the artistic direction of Starrett.

According to marketing director Alexandra Cebry, Starrett drew inspiration for the ballet through the wide variety of music the group recorded over the years. Additionally, he realized many of the issues the Beatles addressed in their songs continue to be topics of national discussion today. He believes the ballet has the capacity to pull in audience members of varying generations.

The show will be performed Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Koger Center.

There will be a pre-show VIP reception the evening before the performance at 6 p.m., addressing the 1960s time frame in which the Beatles began their success. Everyone attending the reception is encouraged to dress in their “grooviest” 60s attire. An open bar and hors d’oeuvres will be served as Starrett speaks on the creation of the ballet before the show begins.

More information regarding the premier can be obtained by contacting the Columbia City Ballet at 803-799-7605. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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