Northwest Ballet Performs “Alice in Wonderland”

By Beacon Staff

Need some inspiration for what to get mom on Mother’s Day? Well, the Northwest Ballet Company will perform its 31st annual spring production over Mother’s Day weekend in Bigfork, presenting “Alice in Wonderland,” and tickets could be the gift you’re looking for.

(Mother’s Day in May 8 in case you didn’t know.)

The show should be pretty awesome; I’ve hung out with the talented folks at the ballet company a few times and they never fail to impress. Here’s some info on the show from director Marisa Roth:

An artist from Bigfork, a photographer from Somers, a light designer from Lakeside, a costume mistress from West Valley, a director from Creston, and dancers from as far south as Polson to as far north as Columbia Falls…this is what it’s taken over the last 2 months to put together the Northwest Ballet Company’s 31st annual spring show production, “Alice in Wonderland”. And what a collaboration it is!

“I love sharing my vision with those I’m working with on this project, and then watching where their passions take flight within their own specialties,” states Roth. That has been the case across the board, with a brand new backdrop for the theater painted by artist Linda Ensign, brilliant photography and poster design by Trevon Baker, light designs and theater effects by the talents of Deb Possin, and the always amazing costuming by Janet Hunt. And her Northwest Ballet Company dancers are no less of an inspiration! “I have had more fun than a person at ‘work’ should be allowed to have, setting this ballet on my dancers. They are truly talented and spirited young artists who have probably burned more calories from laughing than they have from dancing most evenings in rehearsals! I couldn’t have asked for a better place to focus my energies and feel blessed everyday.”

Northwest Ballet Company Soloist McKenna Miller & Morgan Sego as the Tweedles in Alice in Wonderland.

Here are the details on show times and tickets:

There will be three performances over Mother’s Day Weekend: Friday, May 6th at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 7th at 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 8th at 4 p.m.; all at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for reserved seating are available Tuesday through Saturday from now until show days at the Northwest Ballet Company’s exclusive ticket outlet, The Bookshelf located on First & Main in Kalispell, or by calling them at 756-2665. On show days, tickets will be available at the BCPA box office an hour before the performances start. Adult ticket prices are $18 and children ages 12 and under are $13. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call the Dance Art Center at 755-0760.

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