South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Beatles Ballet

Columbia City Ballet is producing a World Premier Ballet based on one of the most iconic bands of all time, the Beatles. This multimedia ballet will follow the story of the Beatles’ careers beginning in the 1960’s, and examining their cultural impact and the elevation of social consciousness through their music. The multimedia component will include not only historic depictions of the Beatles, but also media related to inspirational and thought-provoking moments from the cultural revolution of 1960’s America.

Featuring more than 35 songs, and conceived of by William Starrett, Executive & Artistic Director of Columbia City Ballet, the ballet will include works by multiple choreographers, all under the artistic direction of Starrett.

Mr. Starrett was inspired to create the ballet through reflection upon the wide variety of music the group recorded in such a relatively short span of time. In addition, further inspiration arises from the fact that many of the issues the Beatles addressed in their work, continue to be current topics in our national conversation. Always searching for ways to broaden the ballet audience while keeping the art current, Starrett feels the inspiration and influence the Beatles continue to have on subsequent generations is the perfect catalyst for inspiring a new generation of audience members.

The production will generate a lot of excitement and interest through promotional activities designed to enhance the performance experience. The 1960’s can’t be revisited without attention to ‘60’s fashion, therefore, patrons will see ushers in period clothing, a pre-show VIP Reception with a 60’s theme and be invited to dress in their grooviest sixties looks themselves.



Februay 2 – 3:00 p.m.

February 2 – 7:30 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

1051 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29201


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Hamlet, NC

February 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Cole Auditorium 

1042 West Hamlet Avenue Hamlet, NC 28345

(910) 410-1691

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February 9 – 7:30 p.m.

Kershaw Fine Arts Center

810 Lyttleton Street Camden, SC 29020


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