This is not a drill: The 2006 classic Step Up—the dancetastic movie that inspired a series and, perhaps more importantly, marked the beginning of Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum's magical relationship—is returning to movie theaters for one night only. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Mark your calendars: The Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty will be broadcast in movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, March 20 at 7 pm. Whether you go with your main squeeze or make it a night on the town with the gals, the chance to watch Sarah Lamb as Aurora will not disappoint.
Sarah Lamb with Steven McRae in the Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Johan Persson/ROH
If you're weighing a potentially long trip to the theater against the fact that Thursday is a school night, just keep in mind that Sleeping Beauty is the final ballet of the 2014 Royal Ballet Cinema season. And if you need a little more encouragement, take a look at this clip from Act III with Elizabeth Harrod and Paul Kay. No one can resist the adorable White Cat and Puss-in-Boots pas de deux:
Convinced? Check out a list of participating theaters and get tickets here.
Olé! The Royal's Marianela Nuñez as Kitri in Acosta's "Don Quixote" (photo Emma Kauldhar/ROH)
Can we talk about how amazing this ballet (and, as of late, Broadway) broadcast trend is? You may not be able to travel to Moscow, or New York, or London, but hey, no worries: Now you can see great performances by companies from around the world in the comfort of your local movie theater—and all for the price of a movie ticket. It's kind of mind-boggling.
The Royal Ballet's broadcast series, which has been popular with British audiences for a while now, has finally made its way across the pond. Presented by Fathom Events, U.S. Royal Ballet broadcasts will include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (November 19) and The Nutcracker (December 17). But the fun kicks off tonight with the company's spicy new production of Don Quixote, staged by Cuban superstar Carlos Acosta.
The broadcast airs at 7 pm local time in theaters across America. Wondering which cinemas near you are participating? Click here for details and tickets.