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A Princess, a Frog, and "Ballet Under the Stars"

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The Twin City Ballet performs its "Ballet Under the Stars" at both the Jack Howard Theater and Kiroli Park this year.

In a tale of enchantment, love, and brassy jazz music, the Twin City Ballet finishes its season with a performance of "The Bayou Princess and the Frog" for "Ballet Under the Stars." TCB members look forward to wrapping up the season with the signature show.

"It takes a lot of effort -- just from the teachers, the staff, the ballet company dancers. In terms of 'Ballet Under the Stars' this is the 19th year that we have been doing this particular show, and it get better and better. Every year we try new things," says Beth  Swanner from the TCB board of directors.

This year the company performs in the Jack Howard Theater at the Monroe Civic Center on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m., with a reception at 6. Saturday the show moves to Kiroli Park  with performances at 2 p.m. and again at 7. The final performance is on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Joining the Twin City Ballet are Jason Bernard, and Joe East. Dan Sumner will provide prelude entertainment for the Friday night reception, and area food trucks will serve patrons before the performances.

For more information visit the Twin City Ballet's website.

Kirby Rambin is a natural entertainer, having played violin since the age of 9 and performing publicly since he was just 12. As a teen, he performed with the Monroe Youth Symphony and the Louisiana All-State Orchestra.
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