Columbia City Ballet presents A Midsummer's Nights Dream (Part of Piccolo Spoleto)

Reserved Orchestra Seating - $35 | General Admission - $25

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Show Starts: 7:30 PM


COLUMBIA, SC — Columbia City Ballet brings the magic of Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Charleston Music Hall. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the comical, romantic story of four lovers and a troupe of amateur actors caught in a quarrel between Oberon performed by Principal Dancer Journy Wilkes-Davis and Titania performed by Principal Dancer Claire Kallimanis, the King and Queen of the forest, turning their world upside down with hilarious consequences.

The Columbia City Ballet has produced this comedic masterwork five times since its premiere 37 years ago, hailed by The State as “delightful…you are in for an enchanted evening.” Executive & Artistic Director William Starrett’s choreography blends Shakespeare’s greatest comedy with the grace and grandeur of classical ballet in an enchanting tale that’s perfect for the whole family. The highly respected score, composed by Felix Mendelssohn, was named early on by critics as “the greatest marvel the world has ever seen in music.”

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the few major comedic full-length ballets,” said Starrett. “The appeal of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is that it is such a great blend of comedy, classical dance and fantasy versus reality within the story. Its quick wit and high energy make it the perfect classical ballet for today’s fast-paced, technology driven audience.”

Advance Piccolo Spoleto tickets are on sale online at and by phone through OvationTix at (866) 811-4111 starting April 24. In person ticket sales commence Monday, May 5 at the Charleston Visitor Center, located at 375 Meeting Street in Downtown Charleston. Box Office Hours of Operation will be May 5-May 22: Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm; May 23-June 8: Open Daily 9am-5pm.

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Piccolo Spoleto, call the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 724-7305, email or visit

Columbia City Ballet’s mission is to offer South Carolina and Southeastern audiences the
highest quality ballet. We in South Carolina can proudly claim one of the strongest and most
versatile ballet companies in the Southeast. Since the Columbia City Ballet’s founding in 1961, it
has integrated the world of dance within the community as the largest performing arts
organization in the state.