Experience live at The Lyric Theatre, The Sound of Music reimagined as a ballet, inspired by music from the 1965 musical film, and the von Trapp family’s life story. You don’t want to miss this one day only ballet performance by The Dance Studio on Saturday, November 20 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. “We are excited about bringing this timeless classic to the city of Birmingham completely reimagined and full of dance at the beautiful Lyric Theatre,” said Jaclyn Shiflett, Artistic Director. “This beautiful ballet includes 27 young dancers from communities throughout the City of Birmingham.”
Students of The Dance Studio have auditioned and been cast as characters from the story and have been hard at work learning choreography with Artistic Director Jaclyn Shiflett and guest star Brandon Barranco, who is dancing the role of Captain von Trapp. Barranco works as a professional dancer, choreographer and actor. As a performer he has been featured in productions such as Swan Lake, Dancing With The Stars Tour, Sidewalk Film Festival Awards Show and most recently Cabaret the Musical. Teaching since 2006, Barranco has been recognized as one of the best in the country. His choreography credits include hit productions of Annie, Footloose, The Producers, Bye Bye Birdie, Into the Woods among others. His film credits include featured roles on the SyFy, TLC networks and lead roles for several indie films.
The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in Birmingham and through its $11.8 million restoration, it is again. Listed on the National Register as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail & Theatre Historic District, this century-old venue is a beacon of history, entertainment, and culture in the heart of Birmingham. The theatre offers a wider stage and closer audience—better suited for performing arts such as the symphony, ballet, opera and theatre. The Lyric should always be thought of primarily as a performing arts theatre and is an unequaled venue for live performances of all types. The Sound of Music is the first ballet performed at the Lyric Theater since the pandemic. Tickets are only $15 but seating is limited. Purchase your tickets online now at www.thedancestudio.art. †
*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Birmingham Christian Family is giving TWO WINNERS two tickets to experience this timeless classic reimagined as a ballet. In addition to tickets, each winner will receive a gift basket filled with great items! Sound of Music Gift Basket Giveaway #1 includes: OHenry’s Coffee Basket with Coffee Products, Two Tickets to the Evening Performance of the Sound of Music the Ballet (6pm), Includes Two Sound of Music Coffee Mugs, a pair of ballet pointe shoes signed by the cast of the Sound of Music and a Sound of Music Christmas Ornament. Sound of Music Gift Basket Giveaway #2 includes: OHenry’s Coffee Basket with Coffee Products, Two Tickets to the Matinee Performance of the Sound of Music the Ballet (2pm), Two Sound of Music Coffee Mugs, a pair of ballet pointe shoes signed by the cast of the Sound of Music and a Sound of Music Christmas Ornament! To learn how to enter the giveaway, click here.