Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet in Vancouver


Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 — 2:34pm PDT
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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is bringing the exquisite classical ballet, Romeo and Juliet, to a handful of Western Canadian cities this month including a stop in Vancouver.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Romeo and Juliet in Vancouver
Photo: Amanda Green, Liang Xiang. Credit: Réjean Brandt Photography.

Romeo and Juliet in Vancouver

This enduring tale of love, longing and loss is choreographed by Rudi van Dantzig and set to Prokofiev’s masterful score. The impeccable classical artistry of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will bring to life Shakespeare’s beloved star-crossed romance on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.

Performances will be January 30th, January 31st, and February 1st, 2014 at 8:00pm plus a 2:00pm matinee on February 1st. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.

I have a pair of opening night tickets to give away as well, here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment with a quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1 entry)
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The winner will receive tickets for the opening night performance on January 30th. Follow the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Update The winner is Stephanie!

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69 comments

  1. Vicky says:

    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

  2. Karen says:

    True; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels,
    are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will push
    Montague’s men from the wall, and thrust his maids
    to the wall.

  3. Sabrina says:

    “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

    Sniff, sniff… so sad…

    Would love to see this with my sister for our birthdays!

  4. Michelle Marie says:

    “My only love sprung from my only hate!
    Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
    Prodigious birth of love it is to me,
    That I must love a loathed enemy.”

  5. Dianne says:

    Did my heart love til now? Forswear it, sight! For I never saw true beauty till this night.

  6. Connie says:

    Is love a tender thing? it is too rough,
    Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.
    If love be rough with you, be rough with love;
    Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.

  7. Virginia says:

    “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
    For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

  8. Shelley says:

    “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change.”

  9. Shirley says:

    “It is the east, and Juliet is the sun”

  10. Atlyn R Becker says:

    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee
    The more I have, for both are infinite”.

  11. sadia says:

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
    So romeo would, were he not romeo called retain that due perfection for which he owns.
    Oh romeo! Doff thy name and for that name that is no part of thee take all myself.”

    Committed to memory at an angst ridden 16

  12. Ka says:

    Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

  13. cindy says:

    My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand. To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

  14. Ryan says:

    my gf would love to see this

  15. Bryan says:

    “Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?”

  16. Tracy says:

    “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”

  17. Stephanie says:

    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.”

  18. Kelsey W says:

    O Romeo, Romeo,
    wherefore art thou Romeo?
    Deny thy father and refuse thy name,
    Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
    And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

  19. It is the east and Juliet is the sun.

  20. Wally says:

    “One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun
    Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun.”

  21. bjh says:

    Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

  22. Sanaz says:

    I fear, too early: for my mind misgives
    Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
    Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
    With this night’s revels and expire the term
    Of a despised life closed in my breast
    By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
    Romeo (1.4.13)

  23. Swapnil Shah says:

    “When he shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night
    And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

  24. Marianne says:

    “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”

  25. Branka says:

    would love to win
    good luck everyone

  26. KY says:

    It is the east and Juliet is the sun

  27. Eileen says:

    “When he shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night
    And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

  28. maria says:

    “When he shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night
    And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

  29. Alice H. says:

    Go, get thee hence, for I will not away.

  30. Kate says:

    The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night,
    Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light

  31. Amy says:

    “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”

  32. Jen R says:

    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.”

  33. Krissy says:

    “A pack of blessings lights upon thy back”

  34. Karla says:

    Good night, goodnight. Parting is such sweet sorrow. That I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.

  35. Kathleen says:

    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun

  36. stacey says:

    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun

  37. Luc says:

    It would be a great show to attend!

  38. Luc says:

    Lady, by yonder blessed moon I swear
    That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops—

  39. Dora says:

    “Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

  40. jan says:

    Thus with a kiss I die.

  41. Darcy says:

    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun

  42. Stephanie Guzman says:

    It is the east and Juliet is the sun.

  43. Anne Guagliardo says:

    Thus with a kiss I die.

  44. Hannah says:

    For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

  45. Jeff S says:

    “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
    O, that I were a glove upon that hand
    That I might touch that cheek!”

  46. db says:

    A plague o’ both your houses!

  47. Vince says:

    Art thou a man? thy form cries out thou art:
    Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denote
    The unreasonable fury of a beast:
    Unseemly woman in a seeming man!

  48. Amy says:

    O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

  49. Rhiann says:

    Juliet:

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

  50. valerie says:

    I like this one:
    “This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath,
    May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”

  51. Teresa K says:

    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.”

  52. Julian says:

    “Two households, both alike in dignity
    In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
    From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
    Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
    From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
    A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life
    Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
    Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.”

  53. Sherry F says:

    “Not I, believe me: you have dancing shoes
    With nimble soles: I have a soul of lead
    So stakes me to the ground I cannot move. ”

    Romeo

  54. Alecia L says:

    Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

  55. rachel says:

    “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
    For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

  56. Linda says:

    Thus with a kiss I die.

  57. Leanne M says:

    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun

  58. wenxiao says:

    “When he shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night
    And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

  59. Mag says:

    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.”

  60. Erin W says:

    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

  61. Antonia says:

    “My only love sprung from my only hate!”
    I would love to take my daughter to this performance.

  62. Stotes says:

    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

  63. Erin says:

    “True, I talk of dreams,
    Which are the children of an idle brain,
    Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
    Which is as thin of substance as the air”

  64. santi says:

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other word would smell as sweet

  65. Mark says:

    Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

  66. Muskie says:

    “Out vile jelly!”

  67. Ruby says:

    “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
    For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

  68. Samantha CLark says:

    “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”

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