August 4 – 7, 2016
Preshow: 8 p.m. | Main Curtain: 9 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person
Celebrating its 27th anniversary this year, Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in the relaxed, casual setting of the park.
The event will begin with a pre-show youth production of Tinkerbell and the Pirates at 8 p.m. followed by the main show featuring professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre.
Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite. Admission is $5 per person, children 3 & under are free. For more information, please call 288-2925.
Ballet Under the Stars is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation, the Ballet Under the Stars Volunteer Committee and Don Jacobs Honda/BMW/Volkswagen.
This year’s Ballet Under the Stars pre-show production will be Tinkerbell and the Pirates.The pre-show is a wonderful chance for young dancers from all area dance schools to come together in Kentucky’s premier outdoor ballet event. This is truly a community production and an excellent opportunity to showcase the young talent and quality dance instruction of central Kentucky.
All interested male and female ballet students between the ages of 7 and 18 who have had at least two years of dance training that includes ballet instruction are encouraged to audition. All those who audition are accepted; the audition merely determines their role in the program.
For more information, see the pre-show application or contact Mindy Stone at 259-288-2925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration of the Ballet Under the Stars pre-show, Lexington Parks and Recreation is hosting a series of tea parties for children ages 3-8. Each night, Friday–Sunday, from 6–7 p.m., children can wear their favorite tiara, tutu, princess, or fairy dress and enjoy a fantastical, fun-filled evening. All attendees will meet the cast, learn a special dance, plus enjoy food, party favors and face-painting. Be sure to bring your camera so you can take your child's picture with the cast..
Ballet Under the Stars
August 5 – 7, 2016
6 – 7 p.m.
Admission $15 per child
Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 1 at 11 a.m.
or via phone at: 859-425-2057 or 859-425-2048.
Participants may sign up to attend one event date only. The cost is $15 per child which covers the tea activities, food for the child participant only and their admission to the Ballet Under the Stars show. There is a $2 convenience fee for all online orders. A parent/guardian is required to accompany the child to the tea, but there is no charge for the adult.
The tea parties are stand-alone events held in conjunction with Ballet Under the Stars. If the tea parties sell out, children may still attend the ballet.
The Ballet Under the Stars preshow production starts at 8 p.m. and has unlimited seating. The main show featuring the professional company from the Kentucky Ballet Theatre will begin at 9 p.m. Admission to the Ballet is $5 for adults, children 3 and under are free (excluding tea participants.) All proceeds will benefit the Ballet Under the Stars program.