Olympic Ballet Theatre presents light-hearted Coppelia April 16-17

Mara Vinson as Coppelia. (Photo by Alante)

Five years in the making, the Edmonds-based Olympic Ballet Theatre is presenting Coppélia, a  charming light-hearted ballet that is one of the world’s best-loved, the weekend of April 16 and 17 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The production also mark the 30-year legacy of retiring Artistic Director Helen Wilkins and the introduction of Olympic Ballet’s new Artistic Directors Oleg Gorboulev and Mara Vinson.

Billed as both classic and comedy, the ballet was first produced by Arthur Saint-Leo in May 1870 at the Paris Opera, with music by Leo Delibes. The family-friendly Coppélia will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17.  Tickets are $20 for children 10 and under, $25 for students through high school and seniors, and $30 for adults. Service charges apply, and all seats are reserved.  

Tickets for all performances may be purchased by calling ShowClix at 1-888-71TICKETS, or online at www.olympicballet.showclix.com.

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