Serenade & Of Mice and Men
- When April 27–May 8, 2022
- Where Lyric Opera House
- Run Time 2 Hours
The Joffrey’s spring double-bill features George Balanchine’s Serenade, the choreographer’s first ballet created in America in 1934, and Cathy Marston’s world premiere adaptation of Steinbeck’s tender tale of friendship, perseverance, and sacrifice, with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Thomas Newman.
Praise for the Joffrey’s Spring Program
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Meet the Artists
Meet the Artists discussions take you behind the curtain with artists of the Joffrey and members of the Joffrey artistic team. Simply present your ticket for the day/evening’s performance to gain admission. Discussions take place a half hour prior to the performance, with doors opening 15 minutes in advance.
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About the Artists
George Balanchine | Choreographer, ‘Serenade’
A master of the art form, Balanchine remains an indelible figure in the world of classical and contemporary ballet.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Composer, ‘Serenade’
Tchaikovsky’s brilliance continues to inspire generations of past, present, and future artists.
Cathy Marston | Choreographer, ‘Of Mice and Men’
Lauded for adapting classic literature for the stage, Marston’s famed career spans 25 years of international acclaim.
Thomas Newman | Original Score, ‘Of Mice and Men’
A second-generation member of Hollywood’s pre-eminent musical dynasty, the Grammy-winning composer has carried on his family’s legacy through a series of Academy Award®-nominated film scores.
Of Mice and Men Producing Sponsors
Of Mice and Men Major Sponsors
Of Mice and Men Sponsors
Serenade Production Sponsors
Of Mice and Men was created with funds from the Prince Prize for Commissioning Original Work, which was awarded to Cathy Marston and The Joffrey Ballet in 2019. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.