New version of 'Swan Lake' open season

September 22, 2004

Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Ballet and Orchestra will bring a critically acclaimed new production of "Swan Lake" to open the Center for the Performing Arts 2004-2005 season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park.

The production, which premiered at Philadelphia's Academy of Music in June, is the modern vision of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The four-act fantasy, about the tragic romance of Prince Siegfried and Swan Queen Odette, has been streamlined to about two and a half hours, including two intermissions.

Tickets are $32 for adults; $16 for full-time University Park students; and $22 for people 18 and younger. For tickets and information, go to or call (814) 863-0255 and (800) ARTS-TIX. Tickets also are available at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown and HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk.

Artistic Viewpoints, sponsored by the Center for the Performing Arts Community Advisory Council, provides insight from an artist or expert perspective and is offered free to interested ticket holders in the Eisenhower Auditorium Conference Room one hour before the performance. Free audio description, which is helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available at no charge to ticket holders.

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