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2343 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02746
The New Bedford Ballet is hosting its annual spring fundraiser on Sunday, March 9, from 1pm to 4pm at the NBB Community Theatre, 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford. The afternoon will include an array of elegant desserts and beverages, live music provided by members of the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra, and performances of Charlotte’s Web by the New Bedford Youth Ballet at 1:30 and 3:00 pm. All proceeds benefit New Bedford Ballet’s arts education and dance scholarship programs.
Inspired by E.B. White's classic tale, artistic director Rebecca Waskiel- Marchesseault has created an adaptation of Charlotte’s Web, the most read children’s book of all time. Audience members will accompany the Youth Ballet on a journey to a farm where they will witness the unlikely friendship between an endearing pig, Wilbur, and a clever barn spider, Charlotte. Charlotte works with the other barnyard animals in order to save her dear friend Wilbur’s life. The timeless themes of love and friendship are guaranteed to captivate the hearts of children and adults of all ages, as the dancers bring the pages of this enchanting story to life.
The Youth Ballet will also be performing Charlotte’s Web for elementary schools in Acushnet, Fairhaven, New Bedford and Dartmouth in March as part of their Bringing Literature to Life Program. This program will continue the Youth Ballet’s tradition of synthesizing schools’ academic curricula with the performing arts, while inspiring students to think about the true meaning of friendship. With support from the Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and New Bedford Cultural Councils, individual informational workbooks will be provided for students and each class will receive a copy of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and a music CD. A special additional presentation of Charlotte’s Web will be performed at Boston Children’s Hospital, providing hospitalized children and their families a magical evening as they witness the splendor of the art of ballet.
The New Bedford Youth Ballet is a company of the New Bedford Ballet Foundation, Inc. Founded in 1987, the Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and present classical ballets, grant scholarships, and educate the community in the value of the performing arts. Aided by the financial support of the Foundation, thousands of area school children and senior citizens have had the opportunity to participate in the performing arts.
****Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors and Students $10, and Children $5****
For more information, call the New Bedford Ballet at 508-993-1387.
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