romeo & juliet

poetry in motion as Shakespeare's lovers, feuding families and dueling bravados encapsulate the timeless tale

Steven McMahon’s Romeo & Juliet, set to the iconic score by Sergei Prokofiev, made its debut in April 2011 and returns to Playhouse on the Square to kick-off Ballet Memphis’ mainstage season. While the ballet is based on one of the most popular stories in the world, is enduring in its own right.

cast announcements for Romeo and Juliet leads:

10/16 & 10/22 Hideko Karasawa & Kendall Britt Jr./John Deming. 10/17 & 10/23 / Crystal Brothers & Rafael Ferreras. 10/18 & 10/24 / Julie Marie Niekrasz & Sergio Masero-Olarte. 

special events:

  • Class Days - high school students are invited for a day of exploration and movement with the professional dancers surrounding the themes of the famous work. St. Mary's September 16, 9:30a-noon (THIS SESSION IS FULL), and Overton High School September 30, 9:30a-noon. Call Nikki Lewis at 901-737-7322 to sign up. 
  • School Matinee - October 16, 9:45a. Cost is $10 per student and $15 adults, with one free adult ticket per every 10 tickets. Call our Box Office at 901-737-7322 to reserve seats today.
  • spark: Choreographer's Chat - October 23, 6:30p. Free with ticket to the evening performance. Wine and snacks. Meet Steven McMahon and ask questions about his retelling of the classic work. In the Playhouse Cafe. 

Event Details

Playhouse on the Square
October 17-18, 22-24
Showtimes 2p & 8p
Length approx. 2 hrs.

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