Set to emotionally stirring music, the ballet tells the timeless tale of faithfulness, belief and courage, based on “Prince Caspian,” the second book in the popular Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis. This ballet is Central Ballet Theatre’s second world premier and its eighth original ballet.
More than 90 local children and adult dancers and four professional dancers will perform in the ballet, which will run today through Sunday at the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus.
“Prince Caspian: Return to Narnia” is the powerful sequel to “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The tale finds Narnia amid a Civil War as the villainous King Miraz prevents the rightful heir, his young nephew Caspian, from ruling the land of Narnia once his own son is born. The story details Caspian’s journey to claim his rightful place in the kingdom.
“Prince Caspian” will be performed at 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Matinee performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday. All performances will be in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available at Three Blind Mice, Evans Jewelry, the General Morgan Inn and Richland Creek Gifts as well as at the door.
For ticket reservations, call 724-7014 or 798-1620. For more info, visit www.centralballet.com.