Check out ‘Spooktacular’ this Halloweekend performed by the Grand Rapids Ballet School

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Ballet School’s (GRBS) Junior Company is preparing to return to the stage for a special Halloween performance that is expected to be a hauntingly good time.

“Spooktacular” is a one-hour ballet being performed at Peter Martin Wege Theater Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30. Witches, mummies, tricks and treats are just some of the spooky fun expected.

“The story follows a young girl on Halloween night as her only wish is to go trick or treating with her older sister and her friends. When they refuse to let the youngin tag along, she embarks on a mischievous plan to get their candy,” according to GRBS.

Attila Mosolygo, GRBS director and Junior Company artistic director, said he is excited to bring the Junior Company production back to the stage for Halloween weekend.

“The students have been working hard over the past two months to bring the audience’s favorite characters to life,” Mosolygo said. “This entertaining ballet is perfect for the whole family, and everyone is encouraged to attend.”

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Rehearsals for the Spooktacular performance began in early September, according to GRBS.

Older students were tasked with learning multiple roles to fulfill the performance’s two casts, comprised of 42 dancers each. Dancers attended a minimum of one rehearsal per week at GRB’s Meyer Royce Center for Dance, and in many cases, rehearsed multiple days.

In support of the Junior Company, GRBS invites those attending the show to wear Halloween costumes to the show.

All attendees in costume will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to the Junior Company’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” in March 2023.

Audience members can choose between matinee and evening performance options, beginning at 7:30 pm and 2 pm Tickets are available now for only $20 online, via (616) 454-4771 ext. 110 or in person at the ballet’s box office.

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