South Valley Middle School presents "Swan Lake" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $5 at the door or online at lps53.org/tickets. The performance will be held on the school stage, located at 1000 Midjay Drive.

A dress rehearsal will be in Addington Place at Norterre and Oxford Grand from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

"We have a partnership with these senior centers," Director Darla Fuller said. "This is a community partnership that has been enjoyed the past several years. This partnership allows the seniors to come get a sneak peek of our performances in a smaller setting."

Fuller said the dress rehearsal also helps students by allowing them to practice performing in front of a live audience.

Originally composed as a ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in the mid-1870s, this play adaptation of "Swan Lake" begins Prince Siegfried having to choose a bride by the end of his 21st birthday. Unfortunately, princesses assembled by the queen and Lord Chamberlain do not draw his affections.

Siegfried escapes for a quick hunting expedition where he nearly shoots Odette, his future true love, who is doomed to spend her days as a swan, only taking her human form at night. Cursed by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart, Odette has to fight to keep her prince from loosing the throne.

To reserve seating, visit lps53.org/tickets.

Northwest Editor Sean Roberts can be reached at sean.roberts@mycouriertribune.com or 389-6606.​

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