The Houston ballet presents “Manon”

Houston Ballet presents Manon. Music by Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912). Orchestrated and arranged by Leighton Lucas, with the collaboration of Hilda Gaunt. Choreography: Sir Kenneth MacMillan.

A modern classic, Manon charts the romantic adventures of an irresistibly beautiful femme fatale and her one true love, the impoverished student Des Grieux, from the demi monde of Paris to the bayous of Louisiana. Sir Kenneth has created a brilliant dance drama that explores the relationship between love, sex, and the corrupting power of money. The passion and danger of Manon’s central pas de deux have proven irresistible to audiences around the world, and have made it one of the most popular full-length ballets of the second half of the twentieth century.

Men will do anything to have her, and Manon will do anything for love. Or is it power she craves? Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s exquisite ballet charts the tale of a beautiful young girl, her penniless lover, and the ambition that is her downfall. This seductive, full-length production is highlighted by passion and accented with danger. One of the great narrative ballets of the late 20th century, this epic story provides dancer with a spectacular showcase for their theatrical gifts.

Age Recommendation: at least 12 years of age.


WHEN: At 7:30 pm on September 10, 12, 18, 19, 2009

At 2:00 pm on September 13, 20, 2009


WHERE: Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center

501 Texas Avenue in downtown Houston


TICKETS: Call (713) 227 ARTS or 1 800 828 ARTS

Tickets are also available at

and the Houston Ballet Box Office: Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Avenue (at Smith Street).

Use the promotion code TFAA to receive a 25% discount on your Manon tickets

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Pictured: Dancer(s): Amy Fote and Simon Ball. Photo by: Pam Francis.

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