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featuring original content available from February 5 - July 4, 2021.
Channel Content includes: The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Carnival of The Animals, Works with Latin Artists:
Mark Roxey, Giovanni Ravelo, Mark Flaco Best, and Solana Hoffman-Carter, as well as, Behind the Scenes auditions and rehearsals, interviews with cast and crew, dance classes, previews and bloopers.
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The Made for Television Performances
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Music and Lyrics by
Richard Jarboe & Harvey Shields
The Carnival of Animals
Produced, Directed & Choreographed by
Roxey Ballet presents Children's Classic Stories featuring The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Carnival of the Animals
Originally co-written by Stockton, New Jersey resident, Richard Jarboe and Los Angeles resident, Harvey Shield, The Pied Piper premiered as a musical theatre production in Los Angeles in 1984 at the Olio theater. In 1986 it moved Off-Broadway to the Circle-in-the-Square. Mark Roxey's original choreographed version debuted as Pied Piper of Hamelin in 2002 at Villa Victoria Theater in Ewing, New Jersey.
"Our contemporary version of The Pied Piper is a zany romp through a notorious German folk tale with rock-opera style anthems and upbeat choreography." The production recalls the story of the rat-catcher dressed in multicolored clothing hired by a medieval town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the townspeople refuse to pay for his service, he invokes the pipe's power to lead the children away as he had the rats.
Carnival of the Animals is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saens, with each movement depicting a particular animal. The ballet tells the story of a young child lost in a park where she encounters a variety of animals.
Roxey Ballet's goal of our annual Children's Classic Stories is to offer familiar tales in vibrant ways to engage new audiences. These are family-friendly productions highlighting the talents of local student dancers complemented by our fully professional ballet troupe. Even the youngest dancers play pivotal roles and their enthusiasm is contagious.
Both productions are directed by Mark Roxey, director and co-founder of this acclaimed professional company, and features more than 57 costumes designed by Alicia Worden and Nilda Roxey, with assistance by Ana Ana Vichnevetsky, and unique lighting design by Jeffrey Goldstein. Complemented by an international star cast of professional performers, Roxey Ballet draws on the abundant local talent pool from neighboring communities, including Lambertville, New Hope, Hopewell, Titusville, Lawrenceville, Pennington, Ewing, and Princeton.