Theatre Review: The Joffrey Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Photo Credit: Cheryl Mann

Photo Credit: Cheryl Mann

Dancers Yoshihisa Arai, Christine Rocas and Rory Hohenstein were mesmerizing in Krzysztof Pastor’s “Romeo & Juliet”.  Action and passionate love are in abundance in the three act ballet based on the William Shakespeare classic. The entire cast did an amazing job with the complex choreography, but it was the incredibly ardent listed above that held the audience captive.

Yoshihisa may have only had the supporting role of Romeo’s friend Mercutio, however, his expressions and just overall on-stage persona brought life to the production. He clearly demonstrated he was leading man material.

Photo Credit: Cheryl Mann

Photo Credit: Cheryl Mann

Christine Rocas and Rory Hohenstein illustration of Juliet and Romeo’s intense love affair was so full of ardor! Their scenes were so exquisite they resembled scenes right out of a Hollywood movie. Of course, the artistic touch they brought to their love scenes were Art Museum ready.

If you are looking for a sexy ballet full of action and suspense, “Romeo and Juliet” is for you. It’s the perfect date night event.

“Romeo & Juliet” runs thru October 23 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

* A Special Thanks to The Silverman Group for allowing BTSCelebs to review the ballet*

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