Oscar Wilde’s Happy Prince: The Ballet

30171105_1911964458823229_5424519163452671285_oHave you ever wondered what Oscar Wilde’s children’s stories would be like as choreography? Wonder no more. The Grand Rapids Ballet (Michigan) is premiering The Happy Prince and Other Tales on March 4.

Often provocative, always ironic, never boring, Oscar Wilde was one of the world’s most popular playwright/poets of the late 19th century. His whimsical works, he explained himself, were often written “partly for children and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy,” including his famous fairy tales The Happy Prince, The Selfish Giant, and The Nightingale and the Rose.

Our choreographer-in-residence and Princess Grace award-winner, Penny Saunders, masterfully brings Oscar’s colorful life to the stage by weaving together these three unique stories into her first full-length production for Grand Rapids Ballet. Reminding us all what it’s like to view the world through a child’s eyes, this visually stunning world-premiere piece has a beautiful message of acceptance, understanding, and joy people of all ages will embrace.

I’m pleased to say that the ballet has been kind enough to invite me to come to the premiere and sign copies of my book Oscar’s Ghost on May 11. Even more exciting, they’ve created an Oscar’s Ghost special deal.

Buy one ticket to Grand Rapids Ballet’s Happy Prince and get one free for performances on May 11 or 12.

Here’s how: 1. Go to: www.ticketmaster.com

2. Search: The Happy Prince

3. Select: May 11 or 12 performances only

4. Enter: OGHOST in the offer code field as shown below to access BOGO tickets (must be purchased in multiples of 2 for the discount to apply)

Then enjoy your show.

 

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