Bay Shore Ballet Presents
the enchanting story of
Fairhope Civic Center
April 27 and 28
The Coppelia ballet performance is directed by Janet Carole, and will feature principal dancers Abigail Kiernan, Mary Ellis Ollinger and Zackariah Woods, as well as
students of Bay Shore Ballet, and the Bay Shore Ballet Company of Fairhope, AL.
Coppelia, is a ballet by French composer Léo Delibes that premiered in Paris on May 25, 1870. The comedic ballet is set in a small village in France, where Dr. Coppélius, the eccentric town doctor, has made a life-size dancing doll named Coppelia. He often sits her on his balcony, positioned to look as if she is reading a book. Coppelia is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with her and sets aside his true love, Swanhilda, with the hopes of attracting Coppelia's attention. The shunned Swahilda, with the help of her friends, devises a plan to show Franz his folly. Swanhilda dresses as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.
Coppelia, to be held at the Fairhope Civic Center on Friday, April 27 th (7:00 p.m.) and Saturday, April 28 th (2:00 and 7:00 p.m.). Ticket prices range from $8- $12 for children/students, seniors and adults. Reserved tickets available as well. Tickets may be purchased online on our website, at Page & Palette Bookstore (Fairhope) or at the door. The Fairhope Civic Center is located at 161 N. Section Street, Fairhope, AL.