Los Angeles’ only annual ballet celebrating the Halloween season returns to the stage on Oct. 26 and 27 with a bigger and bolder presentation than ever before. “Sweet Sorrow A Zombie Ballet,” an original ballet choreographed by artistic director Leigh Purtill, continues Shakespeare’s story of Romeo and Juliet following the star-crossed lovers’ deaths and introduces audiences to a cast of witches, werewolves, and zombies.
The Leigh Purtill Ballet Company will perform on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 P.M. and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Manoukian Performing Arts Center, 2495 E. Mountain St., Pasadena CA 91104. Tickets can be purchased at the theater’s website.
“Sweet Sorrow A Zombie Ballet” showcases the amateur company’s broad appeal to both the traditional ballet world as well as the horror and fantasy-lover’s community. This unique show is a playful mix of fantastical elements within a familiar framework of storytelling.