Coppélia: An exciting ballet for the entire family!

In their 57th performance season, The State Ballet of RI (SBRI) and Artistic Director Herci Marsden continues to honor their title as Rhode Island’s longest standing civic, regional ballet company by inspiring their audiences with the classic taste of ballet, complemented by unforgettable entertainment.


On December 2 & 3, 2016, SBRI will perform its Rhode Island holiday tradition- Herci Marsden’s “Coppelia”. A comedic ballet, “Coppelia” is a witty and enchanting love story of a dancing doll. Throw in life-size dancing dolls, a quirky doll maker, and a happily-ever-after and you have yourself a ballet designed for the entertainment of all ages. While older members of the audience may reminisce about the zeal and humor of their first love personified in this dramatic comedy, children will be filled with the wonderment and magic of wooden dolls seemingly coming to life. Therefore, come join The State Ballet of RI for a ballet that will tickle your stomach with laughter, ignite the warmth of young love, and inspire a breath of innocent imagination.


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Friday, Dec. 2nd @ 10am - "Project Ballet in Education" performance of Coppelia. This special performance is a "PAY WHAT YOU CAN EVENT" open to schools, senior centers and other municipal organizations as well as the general public. For seating availability and reservations call The State Ballet of RI office @ 401-334-2560.

Friday, Dec. 2nd @ 7:30pm and Saturday, Dec. 3rd @ 1:30pm - There are several ways to buy tick ets: Visit the Park Box Office, Order via phone, or purchase online: Park Theatre Box Office 848 Park Ave. Cranston, RI Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm 401-467-7275; www.parktheatreri.com/events/copplia-a-whimsical-and-enchanting-love-story-of-a-dancing-doll

Tea Time in the Toy Shop: For kids @12 noon before the 1:30 Saturday matinee. Please call the SBRI Office at 401-334-2560. Limited seating, reservation required. $20 per person. Light fare, tea, coffee and special sweets.

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