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The Sleeping Beauty

May 25–June 4, 2023

Chisako Oga, Derek Dunn, and Lawrence Rines

Photo credit: Nisian Hughes

Awaken to adventure

The Sleeping Beauty is a spectacular achievement of classical choreography, featuring technically demanding footwork and stunning variations. Hear one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest compositions performed live by the Boston Ballet Orchestra and enter a dreamland full of storybook magic and adventure. This iconic production, with its sumptuous sets and costumes, will transport you to a world of beauty.

Deep in a century-long slumber, a beautiful princess and her kingdom await the power of true love’s kiss. The Sleeping Beauty enchants with a host of magical characters—from the deliciously wicked fairy Carabosse and the valiant Prince Desire, to the benevolent woodland fairies and hilarious Puss in Boots. Don’t miss your chance to see this beloved fairy tale brought to life.




Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 27 at 1:30 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 28 at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, Jun 1 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Jun 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jun 3 at 1:30 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jun 4 at 1:30 pm

Performance Run Time: Approximately two hours and forty eight minutes including two intermissions.

With Appreciation
The 2022-2023 performances of The Sleeping Beauty have been made possible by a generous gift from the Stephens Naphtal Foundation.


Important message for attending live indoor performances:
No proof of vaccination or negative test needed to enter the theater. Face masks are highly encouraged but not required.




Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Marius Petipa, additional choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton


Ninette de Valois (after Nicolai Sergeyev’s 1939 production)

Set and Costume Design

David Walker

Lighting Design

John Cuff

World Premiere

Jan 15, 1890, Imperial Ballet, Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Sleeping Beauty May 25–June 4, 2023