If you are trying to figure out a way to get in the Halloween spirit, the FM ballet has the perfect solution! This Saturday they will be bringing back the Spooky Ballet featuring Dracula for the first time since 2011.
Lacey Gasper, Assistant Studio Director of Gasper School of Dance, expressed her excitement when they realized they had room for a third show in the budget.
“As we continue to grow, we knew we wanted something unique and different as we are moving forward and we knew we wanted this one back,” she says. “Spooky Ballet is how we started the FM Ballet.”
Matt Gasper, Artistic Director of the FM Ballet, says the company was looking for something new and different that would excite audiences. “It is spooky, fun for the family, has lots of candy, and is something you will never see anywhere else.”
At the Spooky Ballet, the audience is invited to participate in a costume contest. There are great prizes from Mezzaluna, Sandy’s Donuts, Skate City and many other places around the F-M area.
“Wearing a costume jut adds to the festivities. How often do you get to dress up and go to a show? Plus, even if you don’t win you will walk out with at least a treat bag!” says Lacey.
The Spooky Ballet is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fargo Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at Gasper’s School of Dance, online or at the door of the Fargo Theatre starting at 6pm the night of the production.
After Spooky Ballet, the Classic Nutcracker is in the horizon for the FM Ballet. “This is our 7th season performing the Nutcracker and our 6th season with the live orchestra,” says Lacey.
She adds that the 32 piece orchestra consists of all local professional musicians.
“We are so fortunate to have it because it adds so much more magic to the show and makes for a unique ballet experience,” says Lacey.
The Nutcracker will be shown December 15-17 at NDSU Festival Concert Hall. For more information on the FM Ballet’s upcoming season, visit fmballet.org.
All photos are courtesy of the FM Ballet.