SEASON OF THE ARTS
Ballet: Bold and Beautiful
features three parts:
German Dancing, Flames
of Paris and The Sleeping
Princess. Performances by
Ballet Vero Beach are at the
Vero Beach High School
Performing Arts Center.
BY SUSAN BURGESS
BALLET VERO BEACH
Theaters prepare venues for a season
packed full of plays and performances
The performing arts season comes roaring back with the
beginning of the new year after many 2020 shows were
canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Full CDC
safety requirements will be met by all theaters, including deep
cleaning and sanitizing, masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing
and more. Each theater’s website will provide details.
2021 promises to be a very busy year for show- and
concert-goers with a jam-packed schedule that includes some
of the postponed events.
Community theaters in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River
counties are going full steam ahead in late 2020, though. The
Lyric, the Sunrise, The Barn and the Vero Beach Theatre Guild
all have November/December shows that you can get tickets
for right now. 2020 holiday shows have been curtailed but
there are a few around.
Notably, Ballet Vero Beach saved its holiday show by moving
at high speed to deal with the pandemic. The company
changed its Nutcracker to film instead of a show for an inperson
theater audience. Best of all for audiences, it is viewable
for free on TV-30 a local broadcast channel, and either
YouTube or Vimeo or both online. Viewing probably starts
This season the ballet company is doing an innovative
family-friendly series and an accessible series in addition to
its regular shows. Performances for both are an hour long.
The accessible series modifies sound and visual effects. The
family-friendly series seeks to provide professional dance
exposure to youngsters at an early age. Performances are a
little more informal and sometimes offer a chance for a photo
with a dancer.
The company is performing three shows, but has not yet
been able to set their dates. One is Ballet: Bold and Beautiful, >>