Carolina Ballet Presents Fancy Free/Carolina Jamboree April 18-21

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) April 09, 2013 - Robert Weiss, artistic director and CEO of Carolina Ballet (, has announced that the company will present Fancy Free/Carolina Jamboree in two locations this spring. Fancy Free, the first ballet choreographed by Jerome Robbins, took New York City by storm, propelled Robbins to a household name and led to a life of work on Broadway. Fancy Free was so popular that it became the basis for the movie, On The Town, with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. The second half of the show, Carolina Jamboree, will feature choreography by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, the resident guest choreographer for Carolina Ballet, and music by The Red Clay Ramblers, a Chapel Hill, N.C.-based bluegrass band.

    Carolina Ballet will present Fancy Free/Carolina Jamboree at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (RMA) Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21 and at Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Friday, April 26. The performance schedule is as follows:

    At RMA:
    - Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
    - Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m.
    - Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    - Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

    At DPAC:
    - Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m.

    Tickets for Fancy Free/Carolina Jamboree may be purchased by calling the Carolina Ballet box office at (919) 719-0900, through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or at Carolina Ballet's website, Tickets may be purchased in person at any Ticketmaster Ticket Center location or the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2 East South Street in Raleigh.

    "Carolina Ballet is proud to present an exciting performance of Fancy Free/Carolina Jamboree, said Weiss. "We encourage everyone to join us as this performance is a special combination of bluegrass and classical ballet that is sure to have guests dancing in the aisles."

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    Carolina Ballet is a world-class professional ballet company based in Raleigh, N.C. Since its professional launch in 1998 under the leadership of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, the company has staged more than 80 world premiere ballets, toured internationally in China and Hungary, and has been acclaimed as one of the premiere arts organizations in the country. The mission of Carolina Ballet is to entertain and enlighten audiences in Raleigh, the greater Triangle area, North Carolina and beyond. The organization seeks to accomplish this mission by presenting traditional ballets of legendary masters; commissioning new works by innovative choreographers; educating current and future audiences through programs for school-aged children and other performance outreach activities; and attracting, developing, and retaining excellent dancers and artistic personnel, combined with a fiscally responsible management and board of directors. For more information, please visit or call (919) 719-0800.

    Emily Packard
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    emily ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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