A forbidden love divided by hate. A family feud requited by blood. In Stephen Mills’ production of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, you’ll be swept away by the indelible memories of first love. Passions explode and bitter rivalries are put to rest through Mills’ classical choreography, which leverages every note in Sergei Prokofiev’s majestic score. In this hopelessly romantic season opener, experience anew this timeless “story of woe, of Juliet and her Romeo.”
Evening performances at 8 p.m. | Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
Choreography: Stephen Mills
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Live Accompaniment: Austin Symphony Orchestra
This production is recommended for all ages, is performed in three acts with two intermissions, and runs approximately two hours and 20 minutes.
Act I: 45 minutes
First Intermission: 20 minutes
Act II: 25 minutes
Second Intermission: 15 minutes
Act III: 30 minutes
Please arrive early at the theater with plenty of time to park, explore the pre-show activities, and find your seat so the curtain can go up on time!
Mills' keen understanding of the dramatic and skill in crafting expressive movement combined to articulate the range and depth of emotion we associate with Shakespeare's text.
We could see the frisky flirtatiousness of youth in group dances with an ever-changing roundelay of partners, the dancers' feet repeatedly breaking free of the earth, their bodies hovering proudly in space."
Passion and pathos come alive in Artistic Director Stephen Mills' choreography - sometimes lush, sometimes tender, always explosive.
A spectacle that speaks to heart, mind, and soul."
Director Stephen Mills, whose 'Hamlet' was a highlight of 2000, did it again:
he took a classic ballet and recrafted it into a fresh, clean, contemporary ballet distinguished by elegance, strength and drama. Oh, yes—and it was simply gorgeous."
The Long Center offers nearby parking in two garages within walking distance of the theater:
1.) City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage, located behind and to the east of the Long Center. This structure has two entrances—the South Entrance on Barton Springs Road and North Entrance on Riverside Drive. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure. (Note: A $10 fee may be charged during festivals and other special events.)
2.) One Texas Center is located at the southeast corner of S. 1st Street and Barton Springs Road, next to the Extended Stay America and can be accessed via Haywood Avenue (off Riverside Drive) or the drive off of S. First Street. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure during weekends. (Note: A $10 fee may be charged during festivals and other special events.)
The Long Center offers paid valet parking at the venue:
Paid valet parking is available at the Long Center for $18 per vehicle. For valet parking, drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right-hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive).