Ketchikan Theatre Ballet Presents
Annual Spring Gala
May 12, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Theatre Ballet's annual Spring
Gala "KTB Corral" featuring all of their students ranging
in age from four to eighteen kicks off this weekend.
"Fun and Games on the
Farm", the matinee performance on Saturday, May 13th at
2pm at the High School auditorium gives the younger dancers a
chance to shine and show their stuff. There are 103 performers
from four years old to nine years old. Each class expresses in
their dance some kind of fun and games you could have on a farm.
There is kite flying, potato sack races, tea parties and fishing
just to name a few, but it is all done in dance form using the
skills they have learned over the year. You can just picture
yourself on a farm in the summertime having fun with the dancers.
The curtain call for
the younger group of KTB performers
at the dress rehearsal Thursday night.
Photograph by Carl Thompson ©2006
The evening performances, Friday, May 12th and 13th at 7:30pm,
feature KTB's older dancers from ages eight through eighteen.
This performance lets you experience a day on the farm starting
Act I with the Candle Dance. This dance starts in the dark with
only the light from each Ballet IX dancer's candle lighting the
way. The sun slowly comes up and the farm gets to work with morning
chores and children playing. Act
II is the afternoon with a picnic and lunchbox social. There
are fun and games in this performance too - hide and seek, a
challenge dance between tap classes and the young ladies picking
flowers. Act III takes
us to the Barn Dance. One of the highlight of this act is the
bandits whose dance is interrupted when the local sheriffs see
a wanted poster featuring our dancing bandits. After the sheriffs
arrest the bandits, they dance in celebration of their nabbing
the crooks. The "Five
Gals from Georgia" tap dance is a rousing piece set to Charlie
Daniels' "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" country favorite.
It is a piece that is sure to bring the house down. The last
dance of the show is a rendition of the "Seven Brides for
Seven Brothers" challenge dance that pits the girls against
This year's performance celebrates
the culmination of years of dance for four KTB seniors, Chelsea
Goucher, Jessica Graham, Natalie Richards and Jessica Schenck.
Each is featured in a special moment giving them a chance to
have the focus only on them.
Tickets for each of these performances
will be available at the door. The evening performance is a little
over an hour and a half long and ticket prices are $14 for adults,
$12 for children and $10 for adults 65 and older. Matinee prices
are half of the evening performance at $7 for adults, $6 for
children and $5 for senior citizens. This performance is a little
under an hour long. What a wonderful way to spend an evening
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