Teatro Esperanza presents FAIRY RHYMES: Pennsylvania Ballet II

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Fairy Rhymes and the Pennsylvania Ballet II Presented by Teatro Esperanza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – February 20, 2020. Let the Pennsylvania Ballet II bring you back to the whimsical land of your favorite fairy tales and introduce newcomers to the enchanted worlds of Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.

This production starts with 3 Little Kittens, Gracie, Bitsy and Mitsy, making their way back home after an afternoon of playing. They get very excited when their Mother comes out of the kitchen with a freshly baked pie. It smells delicious, but as they reach to try some, their Mother stops them. She asks them where their mittens are. The Kittens are shocked to realize they don’t have them on anymore and they begin to cry. Their Mother tells them they must find their mittens or they will not have any pie. As Mitsy continues to cry, Bitsy tries to remember where they might be. Meanwhile, Gracie decides that they should retrace their steps and go back and find their mittens. Together, the 3 Little Kittens start off on their journey.

As they retrace their steps, they end up in many different places. They find themselves in beautiful palaces, deep into forests, climbing hills and even in other people’s homes. With each step they take and all the different people they meet, they gradually find their mittens and meet some amazing friends along the way.

Once they have found their last mitten, they get a bit confused about which direction home is, but all of their new friends help guide them on their way. When they arrive home, they are very excited to show their Mother that they have found all of their mittens. When she asks how they did it, they show her all the new friends they have made and how they helped them find their mittens. Their new friends say goodbye and Gracie, Bitsy and Mitsy finally get their pie.


WHEN: Saturday, February 29th, 2020 10:30am
WHERE: Teatro Esperanza, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia PA 19140. Free parking available in the Bristol Street lot.

TICKETS: $5 adults, FREE for students and seniors.
More information visit: http://paballet.org/programs/fairy-rhymes/ 
For media coverage, please contact Bill Rhoads at (215) 324-0746 ext. 313 or at brhoads@esperanza.us 

About Pennsylvania Ballet. Founded in 1963 by Balanchine student and protégée Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet is one of the nation’s leading ballet companies. In its most diverse season yet, the Pennsylvania Ballet presents six programs featuring two full length classical ballets, Balanchine classics, contemporary works, world premieres, and the Philadelphia holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. For more information, visit paballet.org, call 215.551.7000 or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to get a behind the scenes looks at our dancers in the studio and onstage.

About Esperanza Arts Center. Guided by Esperanza’s core values of faith, integrity, and excellence, Esperanza Arts Center is the center for Latino performing arts in the Philadelphia region, spotlighting the rich spectrum of traditions from Central and South America and the Caribbean, as well as other cultures from around the world, creating positive transformational experiences for students, families, and attendees of all ages through the arts. For more information visit www.esperanzaartscenter.us

About Esperanza. Esperanza is a national community-based social benefit organization founded in 1986 by Rev. Luis Cortés and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity with the biblical mandate to serve and advocate for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). Beginning with a local initiative, with programs targeted to address the unmet needs of North Philadelphia’s Hispanic community, Rev. Cortés is now sought by national and international leaders alike on issues of economic and workforce development, housing, immigration, and education. Under his leadership, Esperanza has grown from a small operation to a $50 million organization with more than 500 employees. Follow us on social media @esperanza_us on Twitter and Instagram, EsperanzaUSA on Facebook and Esperanza US on YouTube.