Romeo & Juliet

MARCH 6-MARCH 11, 2012

Three-Act Story Ballet


Having played to sold-out houses in 2010, Helgi Tomasson’s critically acclaimed ballet adaptation of this timeless Shakespearean masterpiece returns. Two innocent youths meet by chance, relishing the discovery and passion of first love—only to be shattered by tragic twists of fate and the destructive hatred of their own families.

Set to one of Prokofiev’s most evocative scores, this production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles, and compelling drama, all amidst stunning production designs by Jens-Jacob Worsaae and lighting by Thomas R. Skelton.

“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
—William Shakespeare

Read the program notes.

The 1994 world premiere of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet was made possible by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation. Additional support was provided by Lucy and Fritz Jewett, Chris and Warren Hellman, Mr. Rudolph W. Driscoll, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Franklin Templeton Group, and Deloitte.

The 2012 production of Romeo & Juliet is made possible by Story Ballet Sponsor Koret Foundation.

Approximate program length: 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

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San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker. (© Erik Tomasson)

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