One of the greatest works in the ballet catalogue, Sleeping Beauty, has been refashioned into an easy to watch piece of theatre that runs for under an hour.
The Australian Ballet presents Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Puss in Boots and Bluebird all make an appearance which is sure to start a fascination with any young companion.
The fact that the play promises to be interactive can only add to all of the fun. Young ones are encouraged to join in by calling out to the performers. Packed with dazzling dancing, sparkling tutus and enchanting Tchaikovsky music, this is the perfect first ballet experience for boys and girls.
If reviews are anything to go by, this production specially made for children of 3 years and up promises to be an absolute delight. (AH)
Apr 12–13 (11am, 2pm & 4pm). Riverside Theatre, corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta. $29-$49. Tickets & Info: riversideparramatta.com.au
BY ANDREW HODGSON