Of Mice and Men and Serenade
- When April 27–May 8, 2022
- Performance History World Premiere
- Choreography Cathy Marston
- Original Score Thomas Newman
- Choreography George Balanchine
- Music Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Joffrey’s spring double-bill features 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, along with the Joffrey premiere of George Balanchine’s Serenade, the choreographer’s first ballet created in America in 1934.
Please note: Based on city, state, and CDC guidance, all attendees eligible to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine (ages 12 and older) are required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending a Joffrey performance and/or event through December 2021 at Lyric Opera House. Patrons are also required to wear protective face coverings at all times.
About the Artists
Lauded for adapting classic literature for the stage, Marston’s famed career spans 25 years of international acclaim.
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.
A master of the art form, Balanchine remains an indelible figure in the world of classical and contemporary ballet.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky’s brilliance continues to inspire generations of past, present, and future artists.
Serenade Production Sponsor
Of Mice and Men Producing Sponsor
Of Mice and Men Major Sponsors
Of Mice and Men 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.