Artie the Culture Vulture DanceMarch 16, 2016

Head into the rehearsal hall with Jesse and Dave as New Jersey Ballet prepares for its long-running, family-friendly “Sleeping Beauty.”

Based on the timeless fairy tale and set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, NJ Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty” is one of the company’s major repertory works – they’ve been performing the ballet since 1989! – and on Sunday, March 20, they will use 45 dancers of all ages to bring the magic and romance to Mayo Performing Arts Center.

In this special presentation, tailored for first-time ballet goers, NJ Ballet uses original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest theatergoer can keep up with ease. Be sure to bring the whole family, “Sleeping Beauty” is a wonderful way to enjoy the magic of dance theatre.

For tickets and more information, visit MPAC’s website at

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Jesse & Dave

Jesse is a digital content producer living in New York. His work has been seen in Entertainment Weekly, People, The New York Times,, and 92nd Street Y. He is also the editor and founder of Stage Rush. Jesse is also a chicken fried steak connoisseur and loves a good roller coaster. | Dave Tavani is a freelance video story teller and photographer. In addition to contributing to Jersey Arts, Dave works mainly for nonprofit and arts organizations in the Philadelphia area. His recent clients include Visit Philadelphia, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, McCarter Theatre Center, Philadelphia Magazine, The Food Trust, Association for Public Art, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and basset hound.