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Theater Guide: Sleeping Beauty Coming To a Theater Near You

I'll be honest I did not know that Sleeping Beauty was a ballet. I have only heard of the book and Disney movie. If you are a ballet enthusiast, you won't want to miss the final ballet in the Royal Ballet Cinema Series. The Sleeping Beauty, is coming to theaters across the U.S. on Thursday, March 20 at a theater near you.

This is the last opportunity of the season to see a world-class, family-friendly ballet without paying a world-class price. Great Britain’s Royal Opera House (ROH) in collaboration with Arts Alliance Media continues to bring its “Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014” to more than 350 cinemas in the U.S. This one-day showing of a live performance in London of Sleeping Beauty will be shown locally at the following movie theaters on Thursday, March 20:

  • AMC Columbia 14,10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD
  • UA Snowden Square Stadium 14, 9161 Commerce Center Drive, Columbia, MD
  • Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, C-1, Hanover, MD
  • Regal Germantown Stadium 14, 20000 Century Blvd.,Germantown, MD

The original performance of The Sleeping Beauty opened in 1946 after WWII, and after many adaptations, this performance returns to Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage once again. With Tchaikovsky's iconic score and gorgeous performances by Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae, you won't want to miss. For more information, visit the Fathom Events site.

Did you know?

  • The Sleeping Beauty was the first ballet after the company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after WWII.
  • That ballet legend Margot Fonteyn played Princess Aurora.
  • The Sleeping Beauty is the largest production in the Royal Ballet's costume repertoire, involving more than 700 fittings, 500 costumes, and 80 tutus.
  • The Sleeping Beauty utilizes all 98 members of the Royal Ballet Company.
  • Each season, the Royal Ballet dancers use 6,000 pairs of pointe shoes and 6,000 pairs of flats. Combined with the character shoes, elastic, ribbons, and detailing relevant to each production, the total cost for footwear is more than $415,000 a year.
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