Archive for Sunday, October 7, 2001

Ballet dancers take on ‘Frankie and Johnny’

October 7, 2001


— The Kansas City Ballet will take a trip back to the late 1930s for its fall performance Thursday through Oct. 14 at the Lyric Theatre, 1029 Central Ave.

"Frankie and Johnny," with choreography by Ruth Page and Bentley Stone and music by Jerome Moross, will feature 25 dancers in the bawdy dance, which debuted in 1938.

Other selections on the program are "Allegro Brillante," a neoclassical ballet by George Balanchine set to music by Peter Tchaikovksy; "La Sylphide Pas de Deux," based on a 19th-century Scottish story with choreography by Auguste Bournonville and music by Herman Lovenskjold; and "Sleeping Beauty, Act III," a ballet by Marius Petipa with music by Tchaikovsky.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ticket information is available by calling (816) 931-3330, Ext. 375, or visiting

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