Black Box Experience

A collection of performances at Boston Ballet’s grand rehearsal studio located at 19 Clarendon Street. The studio transforms into an intimate black box theater bringing the audience even closer to the art.

Photo credit: Brooke Trisolini

We are excited to welcome you to 19 Clarendon Street for this season’s Black Box Experience series. Get up close and personal with Boston Ballet and experience creative projects you won’t see on the main stage. All performances take place in our intimate black box theater. Tickets are limited, so explore the programs below and save your seats before shows sell out.


A Fiddler’s Tale
Our music series continues with a live performance by members of the Boston Ballet Orchestra. Listen to Wynton Marsalis’ jazzy composition A Fiddler’s Tale, his contemporary response to Igor Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale. The performance will be coupled with narration written by poet Stanley Crouch, who weaves a cautionary tale about a young violinist tempted to sell her soul to a record producer. A darkly poetic performance that highlights the versatility of Boston Ballet’s musicians and pays tribute to every artist’s ongoing struggle.

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Wynton Marsalis

Stanley Crouch

Music Director & Conductor
Mischa Santora

Guest Narrator
Regie Gibson

Christine Vitale**

Robert Lynam*

Alexis Lanz*

Stephanie Busby

Bruce Hall*

Robert Couture*♦

Richard Flanagan*

Full Program Run Time
Approx. 1 hour 15 mins

* Boston Ballet Orchestra principal chair
** Boston Ballet Orchestra concertmaster
*** Boston Ballet principal solo pianist
♦ The Donald J. Sanders Chair, endowed in perpetuity



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*Black Box Experience programming is subject to change