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Lone Star Ballet returns to the stage after a year of no performances

Updated: Apr. 14, 2021 at 6:27 AM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Lone Star Ballet returns to the stage this week with their performance of ‘Time Steps.’

This show is LSB’s first performance in over a year.

“We are extremely excited. We can’t wait to present to the public on Friday and Saturday,” said Roxann Seaton, professional dancer, instructor and Ballet Mistress for LSB. “It’s just been a whirlwind to try to get back to it.”

The ballet tried to return in February with a postponed nutcracker performance, but when the city’s hospitalization rate rose to 17%, the show was canceled.

Now, with the city-wide hospitalization rate under 3%, the ballet is returning to the performing arts center.

Seaton says the kids are thrilled to be back in the theatre.

“I think its going to be a great thing for them just because its the first thing in over a year,” explained Seaton. “Yesterday was our first day in theatre and they were all over the place, bouncing off the walls, excited because it’s the first time they’ve been there since last year.”

Staff says rehearsals are underway and running smoothly.

“They moved in the equipment Sunday they had one rehearsal last night and now they’re finishing up tech,” said LSB Executive Director, Craig Henderson.

Henderson believes this is the perfect show to get LSB back on track.

”It’s my personal favorite...it’s just a fantastic show,” he said. “This is [getting the LSB] back in full swing....all the dancers will get to show off what they’ve worked hard for, and last year they didn’t get to do that. We tried and tried, but this year it’s going to be back. We’ll have great summer programs and then we’ll have a great season next year.”

Time Steps is a rock show featuring music from the 50′s to the 80′s.

The show uses nearly 70 songs to represent the highs and lows of that time period.

“It has music from the years 55 to 85, roughly, fantastic dancing, the choreography is wonderful, [along with] the lighting and special effects. We have the largest screen in Amarillo with the projection behind it,” explained Henderson.

“It’s so high energy. It’s so fun to do, it’s so fun to watch,” said Seaton. “It will hopefully get people back to the theaters.”

Tickets to Time Steps are being sold at limited capacity as social distancing is put in place.

However, masks are not required.

Tickets can be purchased on the Amarillo Civic Center website.

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