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Excerpts from Don Quixote
September 30, 7:00 pm
October 01, 7:00 pm
October 03, 2:00 pm
October 03, 7:00 pm

At its core, ‘Don Quixote’ is a love story. It is a quest for one's perfect match – the one who is viewed as idyllic in every way. However, in its previous dance interpretations, the work has traditionally been presented in a way that depicts the primary character, Don Quixote, as being in a hallucinogenic state, and his adventures as being nothing more than the product of his dreams. In Don Quixote’s search for his muse, he is faced with obstacles and hurdles that have been presented to the audience as outlandish and eccentric. His character is mocked and the audience jeers at his impractical expectations and challenges, attributing them to his wild imagination. It is Guadalupe’s interpretation that Don Quixote’s story is not nearly as unrealistic as it has been presented in the past. Rather, it is her view that we all have a little Don Quixote in us – dreams that once seemed wild and unattainable, challenges that once seemed daunting or insurmountable. Ultimately, it is how we overcome these obstacles and work to attain our dreams that define the person we become.

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Don Quixote
October 15, 7:00 pm
October 16, 7:00 pm

At its core, ‘Don Quixote’ is a love story. It is a quest for one's perfect match – the one who is viewed as idyllic in every way. However, in its previous dance interpretations, the work has traditionally been presented in a way that depicts the primary character, Don Quixote, as being in a hallucinogenic state, and his adventures as being nothing more than the product of his dreams. In Don Quixote’s search for his muse, he is faced with obstacles and hurdles that have been presented to the audience as outlandish and eccentric. His character is mocked and the audience jeers at his impractical expectations and challenges, attributing them to his wild imagination. It is Guadalupe’s interpretation that Don Quixote’s story is not nearly as unrealistic as it has been presented in the past. Rather, it is her view that we all have a little Don Quixote in us – dreams that once seemed wild and unattainable, challenges that once seemed daunting or insurmountable. Ultimately, it is how we overcome these obstacles and work to attain our dreams that define the person we become.

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The Nutcracker
December 03, 11:00 am
December 03, 8:00 pm
December 04, 1:00 pm
December 04, 7:00 pm
December 05, 1:00 pm

After one year in hiatus, the holiday favorite ballet "The Nutcracker" returns to Playhouse Square’s Connor Theatre. With only 5 performances this magical production of the Cleveland Ballet, promises to enchant and inspire all audiences.

A production suitable to audiences of all ages, this production is Cleveland’s very own and is one to not be missed. The ballet in 2 acts is based on the original story of E.T.A. Hoffman with music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The fascination of Tchaikovsky’s score and the suitability of the theme for Christmas entertainment has inspired many choreographers including Cleveland Ballet’s own Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe who has created a version with a twist!

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The Little Nutcracker
December 18, 6:00 pm
December 19, 6:00 pm

A production suitable to audiences of all ages, this production is Cleveland’s very own and is one to not be missed. The ballet in 2 acts is based on the original story of E.T.A. Hoffman with music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The fascination of Tchaikovsky’s score and the suitability of the theme for Christmas entertainment has inspired many choreographers including Cleveland Ballet’s own Artistic Director Gladisa Guadalupe who has created a version with a twist!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
May 06, 7:00 pm
May 07, 1:00 pm
May 07, 7:00 pm

Set to an invigorating timeless music score by Felix Mendelssohn, Gladisa Guadalupe’s brand-new production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ lures the audience into a world of suspension, fairy-tale creatures, delightful costumes, and unlucky lovers. Based on William Shakespeare’s comedy about a night with supernatural effects, fairies, romantic misadventures, and fantasy characters, the story evolves in a mysterious and magical place. The production travels from reality to imagination with a unique sense of harmony.

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Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream
May 15, 2:00 pm
May 15, 7:00 pm

Set to an invigorating timeless music score by Felix Mendelssohn, Gladisa Guadalupe’s brand-new production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ lures the audience into a world of suspension, fairy-tale creatures, delightful costumes, and unlucky lovers. Based on William Shakespeare’s comedy about a night with supernatural effects, fairies, romantic misadventures, and fantasy characters, the story evolves in a mysterious and magical place. The production travels from reality to imagination with a unique sense of harmony.

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