George Balanchine’s “Stars & Stripes” – A brief history of the ballet

New York City Ballet in “Stars & Stripes” Written by Robyn JutsumWhat better way to celebrate July than with some tried and true red, white, and blue courtesy of George Balanchine? July’s theme is Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes with the music of John Philip Sousa, orchestrated by Hershy Kay. Stars and Stripes premiered on January 17th, 1958 at the City Center of Music and Drama (New York City Center) in Manhattan. The original cast included Allegra Kent, Diana Adams, Melissa Ha […]