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The Astoria School of Ballet to perform The Little Princess


April 26, 2018

A public performance of The Little Princess will be held May 4, 7p.m., at the Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Tickets are $15 for general admission.

Based on the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Astoria School of Ballet and The Liberty Theatre present Margaret Wall’s original ballet adaptation with music by Jules Massenet.

When her father, Captain Crewe, goes off to fight in the Boer War, young Sara Crewe is placed into the care of Amanda Minchin, the head of an exclusive private school for girls. Sara lives a wonderful life of a privileged child and is quite happy in her surroundings. When her father is listed as missing in action however, her life goes from one of plenty to that of a poor house maid. Mrs. Minchin agrees to keep her on at the school, but in the absence of her tuition payments, she has to work for her keep. She is soon cleaning out the fireplace and scrubbing floors and is dubbed the little princess by her former schoolmates. She also refuses to accept that her father is dead and prowls the hospitals in the hope of locating him. Luck, and Royal intervention, assist her in her quest.

This yearly collaboration between Astoria School of Ballet and The Liberty Theatre exposes an average of 1,300 children to the wonders of ballet during field trip performances. To become a sponsor of these performances, contact The Liberty Theatre. The Liberty Theatre is an Oregon 501c3 nonprofit performing arts center. Donations may be tax deductible.


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