Troy University hosts Montgomery Ballet for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Posted: Friday, 29 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts will host the Montgomery Ballet’s performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Admission to the two day-time shows is free and open to the public but require a ticket from the Crosby Theater’s box office. The first performance begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater, with tickets available at 9 a.m. in the box office. The second performance begins at 1 p.m. with tickets available at 12:30 p.m.

The performances are the result of a partnership between TROY’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Troy City Schools, the Pike County Schools and Pike Liberal Arts School, said Adena Moree, director of Theatre and Dance.

“We’re excited to host the Montgomery Ballet for these two performances with our partner schools,” she said. “It’s a chance to offer another dynamic arts opportunity for the public and private school students in Pike County as well as the community at large.”

Moree said the performances were also opportunities for the University to showcase the talents of its faculty.

The Montgomery Ballet is under the artistic direction of Elie Lazar, who is also an adjunct faculty member.

The production is based on the classic romantic comedy by William Shakespeare.

“For those in the community who can, I hope they will take advantage of the opportunity to see one of the daytime performances,” Moree said.