Update 4/17/12: The goal was met and the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre's performance of Sleeping Beauty will go on, as planned, this Sunday, April 22, 2012.
As noted below, the show begins at 4 p.m. and is being held at the Beach Church Auditorium. You can buy tickets online here or at the door if they are still available.
First report: The Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre is working to put together a production of Sleeping Beauty and have started a KickStarter campaign to harness the power of the community to give them that last $1500 they need towards the theater rental.
Producing a youth ballet theater performance of Sleeping Beauty has been a long-time dream of the dance company's artistic director, Liza Mata. For the past several months, the dancers have rehearsed, sharing their progress in Facebook photos. The show is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the Beach Church Auditorium.
The Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre is well-known for their beautiful performances of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, each December. The company prides itself on professional quality productions and amazing choreography.
To learn more about the KickStarter campaign, which ends on April 9, 2012, check it out here. Every dollar contributed counts.
To purchase tickets to Sleeping Beauty, contact the studio at (843) 651-2006 or in person at 3554 Old Kings Highway in Murrells Inlet.