Continental Ballet will present “Swan Lake” at the Schneider Theatre, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, for two weekends in March. “Swan Lake” is set to one of Tchaikovsky’s most ravishing scores. Director and founder Riet Velthuisen has restaged this ballet to fit into a two-hour format, complete with beautiful costumes and sets.
The story begins on Prince Siegfried’s 21st birthday celebration, he must choose a bride from the guests. Upset that he is not being allowed to marry for love, Siegfried escapes into the night where he becomes smitten with the swan princess, Odette. Will the two be able to break the curse that made Odette into a swan or will the conniving sorcerer’s daughter, Odile, crush their plans to be together? To find out, you will have to come to the ballet on March 19, 20, 26 or 27.
Tickets will be sold online at Brown Paper Tickets or through the ballet box office by calling 952-563-8562. Cost: $25 – Adults, $19 – Senior citizens, $13 – Children ages 13 and under.