IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of "Snow White" to Orange County dance audiences. Conceived by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Charles Maple, this unique production is sure to transport families to a "fairytale world of magic, drama and romance."
Performances are at 1:30 p.m. and in the evening at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. A children's event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets for Snow White are $30 for adults and $26 for children 12 and under and seniors. The children's afternoon tea and workshop is an additional $20 per person and may be purchased directly from the Maple Youth Ballet.
Maple Youth Ballet's adaptation of "Snow White," written by the Brothers Grimm, is a classic tale of good versus evil. Like "Swan Lake," the story pits two beautiful and powerful women against each other: the innocent princess against the jealous Evil Queen. The story unfolds as the princess flees the Evil Queen and finds shelter and friendship from the Seven Dwarfs.
"In creating 'Snow White,' I wanted to stitch all of these the vivid characters together with movement, music, dramatics and costumes to create a work full of continuous adventure," said Maple. "It has been great fun choreographing this production because Snow White is really a thriller that is full of twists and turns and offered great artistic opportunities as I interpreted it."
The cast is led by Ali Willson, 16 of Newport Beach in the role of "Snow White," and Cinamin Stulik of Newport Beach as the Evil Queen. Stulik is a graduate of the dance program at the University of California, Irvine and her daughter is also in the production.
Under the leadership of Maple and co-founder Kathy Crade, the Maple Youth Ballet's previous productions of "The Nutcracker," "Coppelia" and "Sleeping Beauty" have been sold-out successes. While capturing the magic and heritage of classical ballet repertoire, the company's style is playful and humorous that makes it accessible to audiences of all ages.
To order tickets for "Snow White," please visit the Maple Youth Ballet page at http://www.mapleconservatory.com/youthballet or the Irvine Barclay Theatre website. For the Afternoon Tea with Snow White, please call the Maple Youth Ballet at 949-660-9930. Note that performance tickets are purchased separately and sell out quickly.
About the Maple Youth Ballet:
Founded in 2007 by Charles Maple and Kathy Crade, the Maple Youth Ballet is a non-profit organization providing young dancers with the exposure, training and performance opportunities to bridge the gap between students and professional dancers, while at the same time, offering Orange County and surrounding Southern California communities with the highest quality performances at affordable prices. For more information about classes and future performances please visit www.MapleConservatory.com/youthballet. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mapleBallet or on Twitter @MapleBallet.