Live Cinema: George Ballanchine - "Jewels" - Royal Ballet

Press Release: Live Cinema – “Jewels” – May 24

April 20, 2017 – A Live Cinema version of “Jewels” by the Royal Ballet in London will be screened at Gesa Power House Theatre on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m.

George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendor of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in ‘Diamonds’.

“Jewels” is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

The Live Cinema series features current productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Ballet, and Royal Opera. Direct from England, these professional productions are filmed live and rebroadcast later to select international screens.

This screening runs about 2 hours 30 minutes including two intermissions.

Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online ( ) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

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Live Cinema Schedule

Wednesday, April 12
“The Sleeping Beauty”
Royal Ballet

Wednesday, April 26
“Madama Butterfly”
Royal Opera

Wednesday, May 24
Royal Ballet

Wednesday, June 14
“Julius Caesar”
Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday, June 28
“The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand”
Royal Ballet

Wednesday, July 12
“Antony & Cleopatra”
Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday, August 2
Royal Opera

Wednesday, September 13
“Titus Andronicus”
Royal Shakespeare Company

About the Gesa Power House Theatre

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a world-class, 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.

The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).

For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:

Bradley Nelson
Media Contact
Phone: 509.529-6500

Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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