Romeo & Juliet Casting
Posted 23 May 2005 - 12:42 PM
Posted 23 May 2005 - 05:04 PM
Posted 13 June 2005 - 06:54 AM
One fun note! After Saturday's performance, Zach Hench proposed to Julie on stage in costume with the entire cast present! She said Yes , ofcourse! I was told it was a most romantic moment........
Also, a wonderful tribute to principle dancer David Krensing as he retired on Sunday after many years with the company. His presence will be missed. This year he took on many character roles that I will remember always - the husband in "The Concert" and Widow Simone in "La Fille"
And Pugbee, Francis Veyette will be returning to PAB next season!
Posted 14 June 2005 - 06:42 AM
Three cheers to David Krensing, one of the most versatile dancers -- and nicest people -- I have ever known! He certainly will be missed.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 07:48 AM
The supporting cast shined, particularly Mercutio (I can't remember who danced this role!) and Meredith Rainey as Tybalt. His death scene was powerful, and when Lady Capulet (Tara Keating) straddled his dead body, you could feel the audience gasp in horror.
I was very impressed with the caliber of the dancing and the tightness of the production. Even though the music felt slow at times, the action never did. Go PAB! I can't wait 'til next fall!
Posted 14 June 2005 - 08:51 AM
Posted 14 June 2005 - 04:18 PM
All in all every dancer in both casts did a fabulous job. Other roles that stood out in my mind were Amy Aldridge as the Lady Capulet and Gabrielle Yudenich at the Nurse. They both did a wonderful job portraying these roles in a very believable manner.
Once again, a wonderful job by the entire PABallet company. I have to say this is certainly one of the finest companies in America today and I for one look forward to seeing many more of their performances.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 01:23 PM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 04:25 PM
Posted 18 June 2005 - 03:41 PM
Of course, the most exciting performance was the Saturday matinee when during the principal bows immediately after the curtain, Zach got on one knee and proposed to Julie. The look of astonishment on her face was priceless. Half of the audience thought that it was part of the show, confusing, but part of the show. The other half of us knew that it was the real thing and were on our feet cheering as she said yes and they embraced and kissed on stage. The other half of the audience figured it out and joined in the excited applause. Even during the final bows with everyone, Julie continued to look at Zach in astonishment and then at her ring finger with the new sparkling diamond on it. What fun.
I also really enjoyed Phil Colucci as Mercutio. Both David Krensig and Meredith Rainey were powerful Tybaults.
The balcony scene pas was not as beautiful as the McMillan pas. But I really liked the bedroom pas de deux in this choreography. I also enjoyed the Lilies in the 3rd act. All in all it was a wonderful ballet weekend which I will long remember.
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