Romeo & Juliet Ballet at Festivall

Festivall had another glorious evening of Shakespearan entertainment. The Charleston Ballet gave a lovely performance of Romeo & Juliet, featuring guest dancers from Columbia Classical Ballet and an exquisite score by Prokofiev.

We have to give a shout out to “Lady Capulet,” who stole the show with her raging, grief-stricken scene. Full disclosure: “Lady Capulet” has been my best friend since we were four years old and has written for Muruch in the past. But that doesn’t make her performance tonight any less awesome!

It’s been a grand weekend for local arts events, though a bit disorganized in regards to conflicting schedules. I hope the various arts organizations in Charleston better coordinate their schedules in the future, preferably with a central calendar perhaps under the management umbrella of Festivall. That will help local audiences support all the performances instead of having to choose between them.