Ballet Theatre of Scranton to celebrate 60th anniversary with ‘Jewels’

Nick Lazor, a Spanish teacher in the Abington Heights School District, has served as the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ for the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. - Submitted photos
Clarks Summit resident Rebecca Fiorillo has starred in ‘Western Fanfare’ for the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. - Submitted photos

SCRANTON — Ballet Theatre of Scranton (BTOS) will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a production of “Jewels” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave.

Under the artistic direction of Joanne Arduino, excerpts from ballets performed in the company’s history will include “Romeo and Juliet,” “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Tales of Beatrix Potter” and “Dracula.”

Guest professional alumni, including Karen Keeler, Theo Lencicki, Jennifer Cadden, Colin Bolthouse and Matt Lynady, will join the Ballet Theatre senior company dancers. They have performed at the Metropolitan Opera and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and have credits that include National Broadway tours.

Christian Zimmermann, formerly of Boston Ballet, and Giovanni Ravelo, of Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo, are professional dancers who performed with BTOS in the past and will also make guest appearances. The Scottish Reel from La Sylphide will be performed in tribute to the company’s late founder Constance Reynolds. Tickets will available online, beginning April 9, at tututix.com.

For information, call Ballet Theatre at 570-347-2867.

Nick Lazor, a Spanish teacher in the Abington Heights School District, has served as the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ for the Ballet Theatre of Scranton.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_ABJ-Jewels-1.jpgNick Lazor, a Spanish teacher in the Abington Heights School District, has served as the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ for the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. Submitted photos

Clarks Summit resident Rebecca Fiorillo has starred in ‘Western Fanfare’ for the Ballet Theatre of Scranton.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_ABJ-Jewels-2.jpgClarks Summit resident Rebecca Fiorillo has starred in ‘Western Fanfare’ for the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. Submitted photos