MOWGLI & GRADUATION BALL
APRIL 23 & 24 at 2PM
Villa Victoria Theater
376 W Upper Ferry Rd Ewing, NJ 08628
Experience the exciting jungle adventure of Roxey Ballet's Mowgli
Based on Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book
About The Jungle Book: A young man raised by wolves and tempered by the dangers of the jungle, Mowgli struggles to find his way to a village populated by his own kind. Drawn from the stories of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, Mowgli sets virtuosic choreography by artistic director Mark Roxey against vivid sets that capture the wildness of the protagonist. An evocative score by Czech composer Milan Svoboda mingles traditional orchestration with anthemic set pieces that draw on European pop music and Svoboda’s other callings as a jazz pianist, bandleader, and part-time wolf.
"Mowgli" is a family-friendly performance for children of all ages. The story encourages the audience that one should let go one's fears and move forward. Mark Roxey loves the end of the ballet when Mowgli conquers his fear and decides to leave the jungle and his animal friends behind for the village of man.
About Graduation Ball: Graduation Ball is a ballet in one act choreographed by Mark Roxey. The initial version of this beloved ballet was first presented by the original Ballet Russe at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, Australia, on March 1st, 1940. The ballet is set in a fashionable Viennese school for girls during the 1840s. The headmistress has invited the cadets of the city's military academy to attend a ball celebrating the graduation of the senior class. The senior and junior girls have planned a series of divertissements as the evening's entertainment and are greatly excited by the event. Flirtations, exuberant dances, and a secret romance ensue.
With regard to the Covid pandemic, we are no longer requiring face coverings and masks inside the theater. However, patrons are welcome to wear masks and encouraged to do so if they are not vaccinated. We encourage flexibility with regard to the changing mask mandates and thank you in advance for your understanding.