The stage of the Artscape Opera House will be transformed into a wonderland of fairies, princesses and young storybook heroes on Tuesday, December 24, for Cape Town City Ballet’s annual Fairy Parade. This very popular annual event is scheduled to take place after the 2pm performance of ‘The Tin Soldier’ and all young audience members are encouraged to come dressed up in their favourite fairy tale costume. After experiencing the magic and fun of the ballet performance, children in the audience will be invited to join the stars of the ballet company on stage to meet the dancers up-close in their costumes and make-up. Father Christmas will also be there with little surprises for the young ones, while a professional photographer will capture the special moments on camera.
‘The Tin Soldier’, a brand new ballet that opened on December 11, offers an ideal family outing and will charm young and old with the touching story of a tin soldier who falls in love with a paper ballerina. The ballet takes the audience on a journey of fantasy, magic and laughter, following the adventures of the brave Tin Soldier as he endeavours to win the heart of his pretty ballerina.
Other Cape Town Ballet shows to enjoy during the Festive Season:
• ‘Belles and Beaux’ is showing until December 22 at the Artscape Opera House.
• ‘Night & Day’ is showing from December 31 to January 11 at the Artscape Theatre.
* Books are essential and can be made at Computicket, or Artscape-Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695. Special ticket prices of R120, R125, R150 and R175 apply for the performance on December 24.