Genesius Guild season starts with free ballet


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Posted Online: June 05, 2014, 12:25 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The new Genesius Guild season of free theater at Rock Island's Lincoln Park begins tonight with the first of three performances of "Ballet Under the Stars."

This is an annual free performance by Ballet Quad Cities, the region's only professional ballet company, and is 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Students from the Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance will present "Peter and the Wolf." Act II will be the professional dancers performing a company favorite, "Making Waves," and the Pas de Deux from "Carmen."

The following weekend will be the return of opera to the Genesius schedule -- Johann Strauss Jr.'s "Die Fledermaus" with full orchestral accompaniment. Opera@Augustana is producing the work June 14-15 and 21-22.

The full season schedule is:

-- June 6-8: Ballet Under the Stars – featuring Ballet Quad Cities
-- June 14, 15, 21, 22: Strauss' "Die Fledermaus"
-- June 28, 29 and July 5, 6: Aeschylus' "The Suppliants" & "The Persians"
-- July 12, 13, 19, 20: Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
-- July 26, 27; Aug. 2, 3: Aristophanes' "Plutus"

All performances begin at 8 p.m., for free, at the Guild's theater in the middle of Lincoln Park, 1120 40th St., Rock Island. For more information, visit genesius.org.





















 




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