Boston Ballet launches Offstage

October 6, 2010

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BOSTON BALLET LAUNCHES OFFSTAGE A NEW POST-PERFORMANCE EVENT SERIES  FOR BOSTON’S NEXT GENERATION OF PHILANTHROPISTS, ARTISTS, AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS  

BOSTON, MA – October 6, 2010 – Boston Ballet launches a fresh, new event series, OFFSTAGE, this fall. OFFSTAGE events will take place following every second Thursday performance of Boston Ballet’s 2010-2011 season productions. The launch of OFFSTAGE comes on the heels of Boston Ballet’s 2009 company rebranding and website redesign, both of which were initiatives aimed at broadening Boston Ballet’s reach into the community through innovative and inclusive opportunities to connect to the company.

Ballet NEWS Whitney Jensen and Jaime Diaz by Kim Kennedy

Whitney Jensen and Jaime Diaz by Kim Kennedy

All OFFSTAGE events will be hosted at BiNA Osteria following the second Thursday performance at The Boston Opera House of Boston Ballet’s 2010-2011 season productions. The kick-off event on Thursday, November 11 will follow the performance of La Bayadère and will be hosted by The Improper Bostonian’s Jonathan Soroff. Guests are encouraged to make a night out at the theatre with tickets to the ballet, which will also provide entry to the exclusive OFFSTAGE after-party. The post-performance party features specialty cocktails, complimentary appetizers, and a night out with Boston’s hottest young professionals and artists.

“OFFSTAGE is the perfect opportunity for Bostonians to introduce themselves to Boston Ballet and to connect with the city,” said Tonya Chen Mezrich, Co-Chair of Boston Ballet’s philanthropic program for young professionals, Young Partners. “Beyond the incredible dancing on stage, the world of ballet is all about the glamour of the theatre, the costuming, and the social experience after the performance. OFFSTAGE will be can’t-miss events for young professionals who are interested in great art and having a great time.”

The Improper Bostonian is the media partner of OFFSTAGE events. Performance tickets are required and RSVPs to offstage@bostonballet.org are recommended to ensure entrance to the after-party.

Ballet NEWS Lia Cirio by Kim Kennedy

Lia Cirio by Kim Kennedy

Attendees are encouraged to try Boston Ballet’s Curtain Pass, a flexible new ticket option. Curtain Pass allows audience members to buy six tickets and receive a seventh ticket for free. Each ticket costs just $25 and tickets are valid for any combination of regular season performances in the 2010-2011 season and can be used all at once, in small groups, or as single tickets.

Boston Ballet also continues its third year of Young Partners of Boston Ballet, a unique membership program for young philanthropists who are interested in connecting with the company through exclusive receptions and parties, behind-the-scenes engagement opportunities and a chance to contribute to one of the city’s most important cultural institutions. Young Partners of Boston Ballet membership begins with annual donations of $250. For more information about Young Partners of Boston Ballet visit: www.bostonballet.org/support/youngpartners

OFFSTAGE events for the 2010-2011 season include:

La Bayadère, November 11, 2010

The Nutcracker, December 9, 2010

Elo Experience, March 31, 2011

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, April 14, 2011

Bella Figura, May 5, 2011

Balanchine/Robbins, May 19, 2011

For more information about Boston Ballet’s OFFSTAGE events click here or send an inquiry to offstage@bostonballet.org

For more information about Boston Ballet’s Curtain Pass click here or call 617.695.6955

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