Ballet West’s Family Classic Series returns to the Capitol Theatre with the legendary story of Beauty and the Beast March 29 and 30, with a matinee and two evening performances. An encore performance will be held at the Eccles Center in Park City on April 5. Back by popular demand, there will be an evening performance on March 30th offered exclusively with Spanish narration.

Beauty and the Beast has a unique blend of beauty, charm, and humor for all ages. Ballet West’s Family Classics Series is for families and children looking for an introduction to ballet, with the production presented in just over an hour with narration to help tell the story.

“Ballet West’s Family Classics Series is created to introduce children and families to the joys of this magical artform – ballet,” said Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute. “By combining storytelling, comedy, athleticism, and the sheer beauty and excitement of dance, this Beauty and the Beast is, simply put, great theater. And in these fast-paced times, this program is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to take time and slow down for a short while to experience live theatre art, music, and togetherness.”

Performing the role of Prince is Ballet West II Arist Victor Galeana, who grew up in a bilingual home with Spanish as his first language and knows the impact of a Spanish-narration performance.

“It’s important to reach out to a bigger audience especially in Utah, where there is a big Latinx community that is untouched by the arts sometimes, even though they are very invested in art and they give back to the community in so many different ways,” said Galeana. “That’s why it’s so special that there is a presentation in Spanish.”

Tickets start at just $25 and are available online for both Salt Lake and Park City performances at or by calling (801) 869-6900.


BALLET WEST, one of America’s leading ballet companies, under the artistic direction of Adam Sklute, has earned an international reputation for artistic innovation and excellence since its founding in 1963. For 60 years, the Salt Lake City-based Company has entertained and excited audiences in Utah and worldwide by presenting great classical ballets, historical masterpieces, including America’s first and longest-running version of The Nutcracker,  and new cutting-edge creations with only the highest artistic and professional standards. The Company continues to build future ballet artists and audiences by providing classical ballet training through the Frederick Q. Lawson Ballet West Academy and its four campuses and more than 1,000 students. Ballet West also operates one of the largest outreach and education programs in the country which reaches over 100,000 children and adults throughout Utah and the Intermountain Region every year. The 23/24 Season is generously sponsored by Salt Lake Zoo, Arts & Parks, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Intermountain Health.