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The Happy Prince & Other Wilde Tales

May 4-6 & 11-12, 2018
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Often provocative, always ironic, never boring, Oscar Wilde was one of the world’s most  popular playwright/poets of the late 19th century. His whimsical works, he explained himself, were often written “partly for children and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy,” including his famous fairy tales The Happy Prince, The Selfish Giant, and The Nightingale and the Rose. 

Our choreographer-in-residence and Princess Grace award-winner, Penny Saunders, masterfully brings Oscar’s colorful life to the stage by weaving together these three unique stories into her first full-length production for Grand Rapids Ballet. Reminding us all what it’s like to view the world through a child’s eyes, this visually stunning world-premiere piece has a beautiful message of acceptance, understanding, and joy people of all ages will embrace.


For more information, you can call the box office at (616) 454-4771 ext. 10

Opening night! Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 2pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 2pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Want to see your favorite dancers and what role they’ll be playing? Check out the casting here.