Married 17 years to my accountant, keyboard playing husband. Mother to one clever 13 year old boy and two brilliant girls age 10 and 6. My third appendage is my laptop as I manage and edit my online lifestyle magazine for Southern Utah --aliveutah.com and my food blog -- Pantry Eats. I love to write about parenting, food, exploring and home and garden. I am also a gardener, a semi-decent cook (I learned to cook so late in life) a voracious reader and, like all moms, an accomplished chauffeur.

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Sleeping Beauty Ballet Comes To Cedar City

little ballerinas practicing for Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Parker Grimes

Little ballerinas practicing for Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Parker Grimes

The Cedar City Junior Ballet Company is producing their annual ballet March 22-23 in the Randall L. Jones Theatre (home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival)

I have to admit up front that my daughter is part of this amazing ballet production. Her dancing parts are small (but so is she at only 7 years old) but I love having her participate in this 2 hour production that includes dancers of all ages (and skill levels) from my community.  Every year the Cedar City Junior Ballet puts on a beautiful ballet production that includes both beginner dancers all the way up to senior dance majors, professional actors and dancers and dance instructors.

The dancers prepare for 6 months to present their ballet best to the community of Southern Utah. The costumes are gorgeous and the setting is perfect. Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I live in such a cultural community. Cedar City may be small town but we have some artistic chops. However, this is the only full length ballet production we get to see in Cedar City each year. Fortunately, it is so well done that even my husband (who does not love ballet but loves his little ballerina) told the artistic director last year that it was surprisingly well done and that he thought it was very professional.

And so for any of you mamas in Southern Utah (or passing through) don’t miss this perfect fairytale event. I promise it is going to be stunning. I have had a behind the scenes view for the past 6 months. I know.

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The prince and Aurora practicing for Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Parker Grimes

If you want to go the tickets are an affordable $10.

Friday and Saturday — March 22-23 at the Randall L. Jones Theatre in Cedar City

Time: 7:30

You can purchase tickets at the door or by calling 1-800PLAYTIX

 

 

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