Nevada Ballet Theater


Ballet & Broadway
Carousel (A Dance) • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue • World Premiere Work

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reynolds Hall
With Orchestra
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00pm

Carousel (A Dance)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Music by Richard Rodgers
Choreography by George Balanchine

Broadway’s Best, plus a World Premiere!


The Great White Way is synonymous with incredible dancing and NBT is proud to close its 2017-18 Season with two unforgettable pieces from Broadway and a World Premiere specially commissioned for NBT. The evening begins with Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), a romantic, breathtaking distillation of the 1945 Richard Rodgers musical, which has become a sensation throughout the dance world since its debut with New York City Ballet on Rodgers’ Centennial. Wheeldon went on to win a Tony Award® for his choreography in An American in Paris after Carousel propelled him into the spotlight as the next great American ballet master.
 
Following will be the return of NBT’s critically acclaimed performance of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, choreographed by the legendary George Balanchine, from the Rodgers & Hart Broadway hit On Your Toes. This boisterous tale of jealously, forbidden love and the mob wowed audiences in 2015 and NBT is thrilled to share this crowd pleaser with Las Vegas once again.
 
Closing the program will be a new work specially commissioned for Nevada Ballet Theatre. This World Premiere will be an exhilarating way to end a season filled with more, a season elevated to new heights.
 
Prior to both performances, NBT will present Insights, an educational pre-performance discussion offering patrons an opportunity to further engage with the ballet, with special guests, multi-media presentations and more. Insights is free to all ticket holders and will take place in the Troesh Studio Theater, adjacent to Reynolds Hall, 45 minutes prior to curtain at 6:45pm on Saturday and 1:15pm on Sunday.
 
Have a group of 10 or more? Contact NBT Group Sales at (702) 243-2623 for information on priority seating, special discounts and exclusive experiences.
 
As a courtesy to our ticket holders, no children under 5 years of age are admitted to the performances.




Carousel (A Dance) photos by Angela Sterling courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue choreography by George Balanchine, ©The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Virginia Trudeau.
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