By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief
There’s nothing quite like a classic ballet. This is why we go the ballet. To see something so antique, unique, something so lost in time that hundreds of people would gather to see it on a warm Friday night in Boston. The Boston Ballet’s rendition of “Sleeping Beauty” opened its doors on Friday, April 28 at the Boston Opera House and will run until May 27.
With more than three hours captivating the audience, the show follows the similar plotline you knew as a kid, the plotline to 1959’s Disney’s own animated classic of Aurora. But this isn’t Flora, Fauna and Merryweather though. According to the Boston Globe, the names of these expressive fairies are “Rachele Buriassi’s Crystal Fountain, Diana Albrecht’s Enchanted Garden, Maria Baranova’s Woodland Glade, Brett Fukuda’s Songbird, and Dalay Parrondo’s Golden Vine.” The characters you know are all there. Maleficent is Carabosse and does what we expect her to. Aurora will be pricked by a spindle on her 16th birthday if all goes right.
This is the fifth year Boston Ballet has showcased “Sleeping Beauty” and for good reason. Little girls fill the seats with big, poofy dresses, socks with frill and a small high heeled shoe to complete the look. This show is every five-year old’s dream come true. To see Princess Aurora on the stage, surrounded by fairies, big dresses and beautiful backgrounds. This is a story for the little girls out there who want to see something so lost in time that hundreds of people would gather to see it on a warm Friday night in Boston.