The Royal Ballet Cinema Season Presents “The Sleeping Beauty” in Nearly 350 U.S. Cinemas



On Thursday, March 20, audiences across the U.S. will be able to experience the Royal Ballet’s signature work in “The Sleeping Beauty” – the iconic ballet which remains one of the most gorgeous and glittering fairytales of all time. “The Sleeping Beauty,” part of the 2014 Royal Ballet Cinema Season presented by Fathom Events, Mr. Wolf, Arts Alliance Media and the Royal Opera House, features Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky's score with American Sarah Lamb dancing the role of the beautiful Princess Aurora and Steven McRae as the handsome Prince Désiré. First staged in St Petersburg in 1890, “The Sleeping Beauty” is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa’s choreography and Tchaikovsky’s music and a glorious challenge for every dancer on stage. With Oliver Messel’s gorgeous original designs wonderfully re-imagined by Peter Farmer, and additional choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and Frederick Ashton, today’s Sleeping Beauty not only captures the mood of the original but shows that this is very much a living work for The Royal Ballet, growing and changing with the Company while celebrating its past. (Running time: approximately 2 hours 55 minutes, including two intermissions).

WHEN:  Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. local time

Click here for a list of participating U.S. cinemas and ticketing links. Ticket prices vary. More information is available at

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