Cedar City Junior Ballet presents “Sleeping Beauty”
Alexandria Staheli will play the part of Princess Aurora in “The Sleeping Beauty,” photo courtesy of Cedar City Junior Ballet

Cedar City Junior Ballet will perform Tchaikovsky’s full-length ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” on March 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theatre.

“This is a beautiful ballet and one of my favorites to perform,” says Alexandria Staheli, who performed the role of Princess Aurora in Cedar City Junior Ballet’s 2013 production and will recreate the role again in this production. Caye Clark will perform Prince Florimund while Lynnette Probst will dance the role of the good Lilac Fairy. Kaitlyn Katter will play the evil fairy, Carabosse.

“The Sleeping Beauty” begins with the king and queen celebrating the birth of their first child, Princess Aurora. The evil fairy Carabosse arrives, and in her anger at not being invited, she curses the baby so that at age sixteen she will prick her finger and die. However, the Lilac Fairy intervenes and changes the curse from death to a peaceful 100-year sleep for the princess.

The ballet is appropriate for children over the age of four. Tickets are $10 and available at the Heritage Center box office or from any cast member. More information is available on Facebook, by emailing cedarcityjuniorballet@gmail.com, or by calling the Heritage Center box office at (435) 865-2882.

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