Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will host the performance of Romeo + Juliet by the world renowned Alabama Ballet on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Tom Bevill Lyceum.

This will be the 14th year the Alabama Ballet will be performing at the college.

“We always enjoy bringing the Alabama Ballet back to our area,” said NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “The Alabama Ballet is a highly accomplished and nationally recognized company and in addition to their skills and talents in dance, they will provide a spectacular show with their costumes, stage lighting and sound.”

The ballet is choreographed by Roger VanFletern, associate artistic director and resident choreographer of the Alabama Ballet.

Romeo and Juliet is an all-time favorite classical ballet based on Shakespeare’s tragedy. The ballet is known for its breathless pas de deux, dramatic emotions and tragic tale. Faithful to Shakespeare’s original text, the ballet follows the fate of the star-crossed lovers from their first meeting to their untimely, tragic deaths.

The tale is full of secrets, passion and eternal love. Romeo and Juliet is likely the world’s best known love story, and the ballet version is set to Prokofiev’s dramatic score, widely recognized as a masterpiece of 20th century music.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 6 and are $10 per person. Visit www.nacc.edu for a link to purchase with a credit card, or call Heather Rice at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2301.

You can also purchase tickets on campus in Room 145 in the Pendley Administration Building.

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