Hampton Ballet Theatre School Pirouettes Into Spring Comedy

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Hampton Ballet Theatre School dancers perform “Coppélia.” Joe Raynor photo.

What happens when Franz is courting Swanhilda, but stumbles across Coppélia, unbeknownst to him that she’s a doll? Throw in Dr. Coppelius’ bumbling antics and you have the comedic ballet delight “Coppélia.”

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will stage the classic ballet as its spring production on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall, located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton.

Sara Jo Strickland choreographs to the lively score by Léo Delibes, and includes guest artists Nick Peregrino dancing the divertissements “Prayer” and “Gigue,” and Adam and Gail Baranello dancing the divertissement “War.” Devon Friedman and Vincenzo James Harty, both advanced professional students, will dance the lead roles of Swanhilda and Franz, dressed in costumes by Yuka Silvera under lighting by Sebastian Paczynski.

Advance tickets range from $15 to $45, or $20 to $50 at the door. For more information, please call (888) 933-4287 or visit hamptonballettheatreschool.com.

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