Boston Ballet launches a fresh, new event series, OFFSTAGE, this fall. OFFSTAGE events will take place following every second Thursday performance of Boston Ballet’s 2010-2011 season productions. The launch of OFFSTAGE comes on the heels of Boston Ballet’s 2009 company rebranding and website redesign, both of which were initiatives aimed at broadening Boston Ballet’s reach into the community through innovative and inclusive opportunities to connect to the company.
All OFFSTAGE events will be hosted at BiNA Osteria following the second Thursday performance at The Boston Opera House of Boston Ballet’s 2010-2011 season productions. The kick-off event on Thursday, November 11 will follow the performance of La Bayadère and will be hosted by The Improper Bostonian’s Jonathan Soroff. Guests are encouraged to make a night out at the theatre with tickets to the ballet, which will also provide entry to the exclusive OFFSTAGE after-party. The post-performance party features specialty cocktails, complimentary appetizers, and a night out with Boston’s hottest young professionals and artists.
“OFFSTAGE is the perfect opportunity for Bostonians to introduce themselves to Boston Ballet and to connect with the city,” said Tonya Chen Mezrich, Co-Chair of Boston Ballet’s philanthropic program for young professionals, Young Partners. “Beyond the incredible dancing on stage, the world of ballet is all about the glamour of the theatre, the costuming, and the social experience after the performance. OFFSTAGE will be can’t-miss events for young professionals who are interested in great art and having a great time.”
The Improper Bostonian is the media partner of OFFSTAGE events. Performance tickets are required and RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org are recommended to ensure entrance to the after-party.
Attendees are encouraged to try Boston Ballet’s Curtain Pass, a flexible new ticket option. Curtain Pass allows audience members to buy six tickets and receive a seventh ticket for free. Each ticket costs just $25 and tickets are valid for any combination of regular season performances in the 2010-2011 season and can be used all at once, in small groups, or as single tickets.
Boston Ballet also continues its third year of Young Partners of Boston Ballet, a unique membership program for young philanthropists who are interested in connecting with the company through exclusive receptions and parties, behind-the-scenes engagement opportunities and a chance to contribute to one of the city’s most important cultural institutions. Young Partners of Boston Ballet membership begins with annual donations of $250. For more information about Young Partners of Boston Ballet visit: www.bostonballet.org/support/youngpartners.
OFFSTAGE events for the 2010-2011 season include:
La Bayadère, November 11, 2010
The Nutcracker, December 9, 2010
Elo Experience, March 31, 2011
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, April 14, 2011
Bella Figura, May 5, 2011
Balanchine/Robbins, May 19, 2011
For more information about Boston Ballet’s OFFSTAGE events visit: www.bostonballet.org/offstage or send an inquiry to email@example.com
For more information about Boston Ballet’s Curtain Pass visit: www.bostonballet.org/curtain-pass or call 617.695.6955
2010-2011 Season Tickets
Subscriptions for the 2010-2011 season and individual tickets to all season ballets are on sale now. Subscriptions and all tickets are available for sales online 24 hours a day at www.bostonballet.org or by phone at 617.695.6955 or in person at the box office at 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, Mon–Fri, 9:30am-5pm and on performance days on Sat and Sun, 11am – 4pm. Prices for season ballets start at $25. Tickets to The Nutcracker start at $35. Discounted group tickets (10 or more for season ballets and 20 or more for The Nutcracker) are available by calling Boston Ballet’s Group Sales at 617.456.6343. Contact the Boston Ballet Box Office at 617.695.6955 or visit www.bostonballet.org for details.
About Boston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and one of the largest ballet schools in the world, Boston Ballet School.
Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of pre-professional dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting lecture-demonstrations and special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.
Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to excellence and access and reaches more than 10,000 students ages 2-adult each year through Boston Ballet School classes, Summer Dance Workshop, Summer Dance Program, Citydance, Taking Steps, and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton, and Marblehead with additional programs throughout New England, as well as community centers and in Boston Public Schools.
Boston Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following institutional partners:
State Street Corporation, 2010 Presenting Sponsor, The Nutcracker
Massachusetts Cultural Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Boston Organ & Piano, Official Piano Supplier of Boston Ballet