“Frankenstein,” “The Nutcracker,” ” Studies in Blue,” “Yonder Blue,” “Hummingbird” and “Midsummer Night’s Dream” will all be featured shows in the upcoming season of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet. According to an official press release from The Silverman Group, the 2023–2024 Season at Lyric Opera House promises to entertain the masses with a variety of genres.
The Artistic Director and President/CEO had so much to say about the new season!
The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater MBE: “Our 2023-2024 season invites audiences to journey with us through some of the most gorgeous worlds created for the ballet, full of love and pain, tragedy and triumph. We begin by honoring the memory of a brilliant artist with the Chicago premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Frankenstein, an epic story told at a grand scale, its delicate emotion rendered in fine detail. Another of Liam’s works, the breathtakingly beautiful Hummingbird, finds exceptional company in the works of Andrew McNicol’s layered and sophisticated Yonder Blue and a powerful world premiere from Stina Quagebeur. Through a reunion with a long-time partner, Chicago audiences will again tread the fantastical realm of Alexander Ekman’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in all of its splendor and strangeness. This season, audiences will find spectacle, intimacy, and above all, humanity at the ballet.”
President and CEO Greg Cameron: “Since its founding, our company has followed Robert Joffrey’s guiding principles of creating compelling performances, inspirational education, and artistic innovation. Ashley Wheater has masterfully curated our 68th season with productions that illustrate these ambitions through modern interpretations of classic tales and bold new narratives. With a nod to the past and an eye on the future, our commitment to making dance accessible to everyone through ‘Joffrey for All’ initiatives brings captivating storytelling to the Lyric Opera stage, the Chicago community, and beyond.”
“Frankenstein” kicks off the season on October 12th, 2023. Shows will be held at the Lyric Opera House, 20 North Upper Wacker Drive in Chicago.
Learn more about each production by reading the entire press release on BTSCelebs’ Facebook page.
A Special Thanks to The Silverman Group and The Joffrey Ballet for the info and image.