Upper Darby Performing Arts Center welcomes Pennsylvania Ballet II for an original performance of Snow White on April 29 at 11 am

April 20, 2017 • Drexel Hill, PA – Following the success of last year’s The Jungle Book, Pennsylvania Ballet II presents another original ballet for the entire family, Snow White. The performance takes place on April 29 at 11 am at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA. The magical tale is brought to life through the choreography of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Assistant Artistic Director Samantha Anne Dunster and with the original score by Kermit Poling.

Approximately 1,000 family audience members have purchased tickets to the event. Limited seating is available from $8 – $9­ and tickets may be purchased by visiting www.updac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. The ballet is approximately one-hour and ideal for children ages 4 and up and their families.

The ballet was created specifically for the Pennsylvania Ballet’s family series and it recently debuted at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

The music is an original score intended to help portray the story of Snow White. Poling uses several melodies throughout the score to help children better understand the characters.

“This Snow White is a wonderful way to introduce young audiences to the beauty of ballet and the magic of storytelling through dance,” said Pennsylvania Ballet Marketing Manager Jonathan Stiles. “The dancing is very impressive, and the acting is so well done. Seeing this familiar story told in a new way is quite enchanting.”

Pennsylvania Ballet II is a company of young professional dancers who perform regionally as part of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Community Engagement programs.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Service.

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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina • 610.506.1355 • lauren.stevenson@verizon.net

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