If you think there's no room in prim-proper ballet for flair, ruffles and touches of flamenco, think again -- and then buy tickets for Saint Louis Ballet's production of Don Quixote
. This season marks the first time that the company is staging a performance of the ballet version of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
, and you should expect lively choreography that matches the bustling, breezy score. You also should expect to see dancers wear more than 100 costumes (!) as they pique their way through the "knighted," delusional Quixote's Spain, all while he tries to resurrect a more gentlemanly time -- a most noble idea, if we do say so ourselves. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday (May 8 through 10) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org
). Tickets are $18 to $49.
Fri., May 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 9, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 10, 2:30 p.m., 2015