“Jane Eyre” Premieres in Chicago Next Month

Photo Credit: Cheryl Mann – featuring dancers Amanda Assucena and Greig Matthews.

On October 16th, The Joffrey Ballet opens its last season at the Auditorium Theatre with the unique adaptation of the classic romance “Jane Eyre”. Next fall, Joffrey makes the grand move to the Lyric Opera House.

According to an official press release from The Silverman Group, famed choreographer and artistic director Cathy Marston is working hard with Joffrey’s talented dancers to bring Chicago an unforgettable show. The beloved Chicago Philharmonic , conducted by Scott Speck (Music Director of The Joffrey Ballet) will perfectly perform Philip Feeney’s score.

Marston’s highly anticipated version of Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” promises to combine theater and dance effortlessly. “This production of Jane Eyre challenges the idea of a classic ballet heroine. After a difficult upbringing, Jane becomes the Governess for the mysterious Mr. Rochester, discovering the struggles of society’s expectations. With stirring choreography and a captivating Victorian design, this avant – garde ballet shows that love can conquer any obstacle,” the press release states.

“‘Cathy is breaking glass ceilings in the ballet world, and with Jane Eyre she creates an unconventional heroine whose trials and passions are beautifully articulated through choreography,’ said Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of the Joffrey . ‘We are thrilled to bring her adaptation of Jane Eyre to Chicago for the first time following its successful North American debut with American Ballet Theatre this past June.'”

“Jane Eyre” will only run for 10 performances October 16th-27th at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

BTSCelebs sends a special thanks to The Silverman Group for the info.

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