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Bangor Ballet presents ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

Photo by Michael Hallahan, Fine Prints | BDN
Photo by Michael Hallahan, Fine Prints | BDN
Tommy McCarthy plays Ichabod Crane and August Eaton, with the pumpkin in front of his face plays Brom Bones.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Ballet will be joined by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for the local premiere of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and students and are on sale through the Gracie Theatre’s website and at Thomas School of Dance.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” choreographed by Nell Shipman to original music by Kirt Mosier, was first performed by the Portland Ballet Co. in 2010. Now Bangor audiences will have the opportunity to watch Washington Irving’s classic tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman come to life onstage by Bangor Ballet dancers, accompanied by members of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Lucas Richman.

Founded in 1994 by Jane Bragg, executive director, and Ivy Clear-Forrest, artistic director, Bangor Ballet seeks to provide performance opportunities for talented local dancers and offer quality live dance productions to communities in eastern Maine. Bangor Ballet’s collaboration with other dance companies brings artistic stimulation and diversity to the area, thus widening the lens for dancers and audience members alike. The company’s next performances will be “Cinderella” on April 28 at Peakes Auditorium in Bangor and on May 5 at Ellsworth High School.


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