GISELLE - Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Season

Herci Marsden and The State Ballet of Rhode Island Celebrate Their Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Season

On April 3rd and 4th, 2020 Artistic director Herci Marsden and The State Ballet of Rhode Island present "Giselle", the most famous romantic ballet of the 18th century. This timeless love story takes place at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston, RI.

"Giselle tells the haunting tale of a young country maiden who is deceived by a nobleman in disguise which sends her delicate mind into madness and leads to her tragic death. This story of love, deception, betrayal and forgiveness has stood the test of time and remains one of the most technically demanding and emotional dramas of classical ballet." (Written by Sir Anton Dolin)

The late Sir Anton Dolin staged "Giselle" for The State Ballet of Rhode Island in 1964 with affection for The Marsden Family and with admiration for the work that had been accomplished to date. It premiered in Rhode Island in 1964. At that time, the leading roles of Giselle and Albrecht were performed by the company’s founding prima ballerina Herci Marsden and premiere danseur Myles Marsden along with Anton Dolin, a British dancer, director and choreographer, as Hilarion.

Principal Artists for Giselle 2020:

Sara Hamel, Principal Dancer, SBRI Shannon Mullaney, Soloist Dancer, SBRI

Ashley Pabon, Principal Dancer, SBRI

Richard Anton Marsden, Former NYCB Dancer, Actor, Master Coach Ballet Arts Center for Dance, NY

Gregory Tyndall, Artist with Island Moving Company



Enhance your theatre experience and check out these additional pre-performance events:

"Opening Night": An Evening of cocktails with complimentary hors d’oeuvres Join us in the lobby before the curtain rises April 3rd - 6:45pm before 7:30pm ShowTime

"Saturday Matinee": Enjoy special drinks and souvenirs before the curtain rises April 4 – 1:15pm before 2pm Showtime.

Show Dates:

Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm Saturday,

April 4 at 2:00pm

Tickets: $25 to $32.50


Visit the Park Box Office, Order via phone, or purchase online:

Park Theatre Box Office

848 Park Ave. Cranston, RI Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm. Groups of 10 or more get the best seats at the best prices!

Call 401-467-7275

Additional information: People of all ages are touched by a theatre experience.

Friday, April 3 @ 10am, SBRI’s Project Ballet in Education "GISELLE" Ballet Performance, "Pay What You Can Event". If you experience the arts, you will become aware of it and then you will gain an appreciation for it. (Suggested price $10 per seat) For this educational show, call SBRI 401-334-2560 for seats. Fee is negotiable.

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There are several ways to buy tickets: Visit our Box Office, Order via phone, or Click the link below to purchase now, online:

Park Theatre Box Office
848 Park Avenue, Cranston RI 02910

voice 401.467.7275
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm