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325. ROMEO AND JULIET


Play by William Shakespeare


Music: By David Amram.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Directed by Jack Landau. Scenery by David Hays. Costumes by Dorothy Jeakins. Lighting by Tharon Musser.

Premiere: June 12, 1959, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Connecticut. Danced by members of the Festival company.

Cast: Romeo, Richard Easton; Juliet, Inga Swenson; Mercutio, William Smithers; Tybalt, Jack Bittner; Capulet, Morris Carnovsky; Lady Capulet, Nancy Wickwire; Nurse, Aline MacMahon; Friar Laurence, Hiram Sherman; and others.

Note: Balanchine choreographed dances for the Capulet ball, Act I, Scene 5.

See also: 278  

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