"Walpurgis Night" from Gounod's Opera Faust

A Trilogy of Ballet, Music & Art

This spring, on March 29th and 30th, Artistic director Herci Marsden and The State Ballet of Rhode Island present an exciting trilogy of ballet, music and art at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston, RI!

The weekend features three unique one act ballet’s all of which are Southern New England premieres. “Walpurgis Night” from Gounod’s Opera Faust was premiered in Rhode Island back in 1962. In this repertoire favorite, a celebration takes place on the eve of spring with Gods, Goddesses and Satyrs dancing an all-night ritual creating an evening of frenzy.

The premiere of “A Tale of Twelve Dancing Princesses” is a funny story ballet of which SBRI’s resident choreographers hope to make children and adults chuckle with laughter while admiring an array of sparkling colorful costuming.

Also, the premiere of “The Colors of Love & Light” inspired by the paintings of contemporary artist Paul M. Cote is a fusion layering of dance, music and art!

Tickets: $25 to $32.50

Enhance your experience and check out these additional pre-performance events:

“Opening Night: An Evening of Cocktails with complimentary hors d’oeuvres"
Join us in the lobby before the curtain rises.
March 29th, 6:45pm. Before 7:30pm Showtime.

“A Tale of Twelve Dancing Princesses Tea Party”
Our Kids Tea Party will excite your children with a cast meet and greet, tea time snacks, souvenirs, a backstage tour and photo opportunity.
March 30th, 12pm. $20 per person, reservation required. Call SBRI 401-334-2560.

Additional information:

People of all ages are touched by a theatre experience. Friday, March 29 @ 10am, SBRI’s Project Ballet in Education Spring Ballet Performance, “Pay What You Can Event”. If you experience the arts, you will become aware of it and then you will gain an appreciation for it. (Suggested price $10 per seat)

For this educational show, call SBRI 401-334-2560 for seats.

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There are several ways to buy tickets: Visit our Box Office, Order via phone, or Click the link below to purchase now, online:

Park Theatre Box Office
848 Park Avenue, Cranston RI 02910

voice 401.467.7275
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Show Dates

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1:30pm