NYC’s Ballet With A Twist Returns To Delray’s Old School Square

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“Cuba Libre” from Cocktail hour. Photo courtesy Crest Theater at Old School Square.

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Media Advisory) — Old School Square welcomes New York City-based company Ballets with a Twist back to the Crest Theatre for another round of Cocktail Hour: The Show on December 20 and 21. The program will celebrate the holiday season and will feature pieces never before seen in Florida. Beer, wine, and a special selection of cocktails and mocktails complementing the program will be available in the lobby during the performances.

Tickets are $57-67. To purchase, go to oldschoolsquare.org, call 561-243-7922 ext. 1, or visit the box office at 51 N. Swinton Avenue.

The Show

Created by artistic director and choreographer Marilyn Klaus, Cocktail Hour: The Show reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with an original mix of charismatic choreography, intoxicating music, and exquisite costume design. This pop-infused performing arts experience combines the magnetism of Hollywood’s Golden Age with a sleek twenty-first-century sensibility, capturing the timeless American spirit in a series of witty, sparkling vignettes. It’s high-style fun for all ages to enjoy.

Program highlights include

  • “Hot Toddy” — Are these cats on the level or on the lam? Mayhem reigns supreme in this red-hot rollick through the Roaring Twenties. 
  • “White Russian” — This festive trilogy tells the tale of a wintry royal wedding to the tones of a cinematic piano concerto.
  • “Cuba Libre” — Sparks fly on a hot Havana night when rum and cola collide.

The Company

Klaus, whose choreography has been seen internationally, formed Ballets with a Twist in association with Grammy-nominated composer Stephen Gaboury and costume designer Catherine Zehr. Her company — lauded by The Huffington Post for “blasting the boundaries between high art and entertainment” — has appeared in a wide range of venues throughout the country, from Cleveland’s Playhouse Square and New York City’s Beacon Theatre to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Tribeca Film Festival.