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Ballet Arts Ensemble Presents The Princess and the Pea 

The Ballet Arts Ensemble (BAE) is excited to open this year’s season with The Princess and the Pea. The Ballet Arts Ensemble is a nonprofit, youth ballet company that provides educational and performing opportunities to its members. 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling the Miller Auditorium box office at 269-387-2300.

With only two afternoon performances on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, seats will fill quickly, so don’t delay in ordering! Tickets range in price from $13 to $18.

Retelling of a Classic

Did you know that Hans Christian Andersen wrote over 200 fairytales?

One of Andersen’s most famous, The Princess and the Pea, is coming to Kalamazoo’s historic Chenery Auditorium. However, don’t expect the 1835 classic: this version of the story brings new twists to an old tale.

You likely know the original fairy tale: despite a massive stack of mattresses, the princess endures a sleepless night due to discomfort from a pea tucked underneath them. The story concludes with a happily ever after for the prince and his sleepy bride.

A ticket to Ballet Arts Ensemble’s The Princess and the Pea provides a new adventure for this classic story. Retold balletically with the music of Giuseppe Verdi, this reimagined version by Artistic Director Cathleen Huling includes the addition of new characters and a new, unusual ending you won’t want to miss!

Stay for Tea and Meet the Cast

How many times have you seen a live performance and wished you could meet the cast?

Following each performance, audience members can attend the Princess Tea to meet the dancers and get their autographs. Tickets for the Tea are purchased separately from the performance, for only $6 each. Make sure to order your tickets now for this special add-on event as there is limited seating.

Enter to WIN

We’re excited to give away TWO 4-pack of ticket vouchers to the Princess and the Pea performance at Chenery Auditorium  (prize value = $72 per pack) to readers!

Two winners will be selected for this giveaway, each receiving a 4-pack of ticket vouchers. Vouchers can be used for either 2:00 PM afternoon show on Saturday, November 17 or Sunday, November 18. Note: Tickets to the Princess Tea are not included in this giveaway.

There are two ways to get entries for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. Facebook comments do not count for entries.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us your favorite ballet or musical.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” the Ballet Arts Ensemble Facebook page and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)


This giveaway will close on October 30, 2018 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Ballet Arts Ensemble Presents: The Princess and the Pea Giveaway in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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