PITTSBURG — A unique twist on an old classic is coming to Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium this month.
The Midwest Regional Ballet is performing six separate shows of “Alice in Steampunk Wonderland” at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium. The performance tells the classic story of “Alice in Wonderland” through dance, in a steampunk setting.
The show is set to open at 7:30 p.m. September 8, with shows September 8-10 and 15-17. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. shows on Sundays.
Midwest Regional Ballet performed the show before, but Director Kaye Lewis said updates have been made.
“We did this show four years ago,” Lewis said. “But I’ve updated the choreography, and we’ve added more aerial performances.”
Along with the steampunk twist, Lewis also set the entire ballet to the music of popular classic rock band Queen.
“It’s just a really fun show with some great dancers and really cool costumes,” Lewis said.
Midwest Regional Ballet is based in Joplin, but draws talent from all over the region, including many dancers from Pittsburg and Crawford County. The company is also opening the show here in Pittsburg before performing in Joplin.
Tickets for the show are available at the Memorial Auditorium Box Office and through the Memorial Auditorium website or Midwest Regional Ballet website. Floor seats are $11.90 for adults, $9.15 for children and seniors. Balcony seating is $7.32.
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.