Event date: 2021-03-13

The Walton Arts Center will host the debut performance of NWA Ballet Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13.

As part of the Procter & Gamble Ghost Light Programming, the performance was originally intended to be a one-night engagement but was recently extended. Performances are now at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13. 

Inspired by William Shakespeare's fairy tale play, and featuring the mesmerizing music of Felix Mendelssohn's score by the same, A Midsummer Night's Dream will entice audiences into an ethereal world of love, mischief and magic. The familiar story of intertwined lovers, fairies and mortals depicted through a playful portrait of dance, highlights the classical vision of the piece's choreographer and NWA Ballet Theatre's Executive Artistic Director, David Justin.

Founded in 2011 by Margie and Mariah Bordovsky, and the late Peggie Wallis, NWA Ballet Theatre’s dance company is made up of highly trained, diverse artists who share a collective passion for dance. The region’s only year-round professional dance company pioneers original works and reimagines familiar classics to enhance the audience experience and enrich the cultural landscape.

The performances will be in Baum Walker Hall with a minimum of four empty seats between parties, and every other row will remain empty. These empty rows, with selected seats removed, will also serve as walkways to seats located in the center of the theater, reducing contact between guests. Masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced. For a complete list of state-approved health and safety precautions that will be in place for this and future performances at Walton Arts Center visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

Ticket prices are $15 for students and $25 for the public plus applicable fees are on sale now. Purchase tickets here or by calling 479-443-5600.



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