The Mid-Hudson Performing Arts Group/Poughkeepsie City Ballet Presents Stars & Stripes Forever on Saturday, June 7, with performances at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at The Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie.
Salute the Spirit of America with Poughkeepsie City Ballet in this sparkling new ballet. With music from Copland to Sousa this patriotic red, white and blue extravaganza will delight young and old alike.
Guest artist Steven Melendez, principal dancer with New York Theatre Ballet, will amaze all with his spectacular spins and leaps. Local residents appearing in this production include Talia Hird from Cold Spring, Maeve, Araksia and Molly Pendergast from Beacon, and Elyse and Keria Istvan from Beacon.
The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, New York Academy of Ballet and trumpeters Joseph Garvey and David Puchkoff play and dance to classic American tunes including a rousing parade to 76 Trombones.
Juan Cardona Jr. performs on the Majestic Bardavon Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ with a pre- and post-performance concert.
Reserved seating tickets are $15 adults, $12 student/senior/member/veteran and $10 groups of 10 or more.
Visit bardavon.org or call the Bardavon at 845-473-2072 or TicketMaster at 800-745-3000.
Photo by Robert L. Furlong