TIME: 8pm Sat, 2pm Sun
This year’s Rockballet, featuring live music from Downstate, is a must-see event. The 20th annual production by Springfield Ballet Company showcases the talent and diversity of company dancers with choreography by SBC alumni who now dance professionally.
BUNN is the sponsor of this year’s production of Rockballet, set for Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at Sangamon Auditorium. Ticket prices range from $18 to $28 and are available by calling the Sangamon Auditorium ticket office at (217) 206-6160.
Guest choreographers include: Julie Tice, Paul Taylor Dance Company; Elizabeth Chapman, Georgia Ballet; Caitlin Helton, Missouri Ballet; Margi Cole, The Dance COLEctive; and Lauren Ohmer, Anabella Lanzu/Dance Drama; as well as local choreographers Gina DeCroix Russell, Meghan Loman, Tiffany Riech and Lauren Small.
WYMG is the media sponsor for this year’s production. Rockballet, with live music by the band Downstate, will showcase songs by legendary artists such as Paul Simon, Adele, The Civil Wars, and Billy Joel -- just to name a few!
Downstate band members include Damien Kaplan, Mary Kate Smith, Kristen Anderson, David Anderson, Brian Earleywine, Tim Niemeyer, Robb Stark, Brock Bennett and Mike Wallace.
The Springfield Ballet Company is a civic, not-for-profit ballet company that has been entertaining and educating area audiences since 1975 and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The company offers three major productions at the
Other upcoming SBC events include its 39th anniversary of The Nutcracker, on Dec. 14 and 15, 2013, and Men in Tights on April 4, 2014. Open auditions for The Nutcracker will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22. For more information, please contact Artistic Director Julie Ratz or Administrative Director Sally Hamilton at (217) 544-1967.