EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON
A World Premiere, Full-Length Ballet
Choreography and Direction by Jill Grundstrom, Music by Griffin Candey, Story Adaptation by Susan Candey
This exquisite fairytale shines onstage in this never-before-seen ballet. In a land that has been depleted and bewitched by the evil Troll Queen, a girl volunteers to go with the White Bear, who is under the spell of the Troll Queen, in payment of her family's debt. The Bear takes the Girl on a journey to his castle, where they encounter the Northern Lights. Upon arrival, she meets his servants, who have also been turned into animals. After the castle settles for the night, the Girl ventures through the castle finding the Bear in his princely, human form, which he can only assume during the full moon. The Troll Queen, Troll Princesses, and entourage steal away the Prince to their lair. The Girl is left with witches and the four winds to find the land of the trolls, which lies “east of the sun and west of the moon." Can the girl find the troll kingdom and save her prince? Her breathtaking, magical journey comes to life in this stunning original production.
Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 PM
Friday, January 25th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 25th at 1:00PM
Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.
Located in the Forest Roberts Theatre.
|Choreographer and Director||Jill Grundstrom|
|Story Adaptation and Dramaturgy||Susan Candey|
|Conductor||Dr. Erin Colwitz|
|Scenic Designer||Vic Holliday|
|Lighting Designer||Vic Holliday|
|Costume Designer||Jill Grundstrom, Shelley Russell|
|Technical Director||David Pierce|
|Production Stage Manager|
Additional Artistic Staff
|Assistant Stage Manager|
|Light Board Operator|
|Sound Board Operator|
Creative Team Bios