Know Before You Go To Giselle

Sep 24 2015 | Posted in Newsletter

Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2015

Performances of Giselle start in five days, with the iconic Evelyn Hart making an on-stage appearance at every show! Audiences will experience this haunting performance like never before as a new generation of dancers captures hearts with some of the most coveted roles in ballet. To get the most out of your tickets, take a moment to read about pre-show chats, casting, intermission performances, and parking at the Centennial Concert Hall.

WINNIPEG WHITE OUT: We’re bringing back the #WPGwhiteout! Jets fans might recognize the tradition of wearing white, but it is actually a French tradition. In Paris, the audience for a ballet blanc dress in white for the performance. If you’re spotted wearing white during the show, you could win an RWB prize package!

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 57 minutes (including 20 minute intermission)
DOORS OPEN: 90 minutes before curtain

CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL: Now with Shaw open wifi available to all patrons! All beverages purchased at the Concert Hall can now be consumed inside the theatre as well as the lobby. Food may be consumed in the lobby only.

Pre-Show Chats

Wednesday, Sept 30, 7:05-7:20pm
Guest: Yayoi Ban, Soloist, RWB
Hosts: Beau and Heather, 999 BOB FM

Thursday, Oct 1, 7:05-7:20pm
Guest: Evelyn Hart, former Principal Dancer, RWB
Host: Jenna Khan, Energy 106

Friday, Oct 2, 7:05-7:20pm
Guest: Evelyn Hart, former Principal Dancer, RWB
Host: Jon Hendricks, CTV News Winnipeg

Saturday, Oct 3, 7:05-7:20pm
Guests: Evelyn Hart, former Principal Dancer, RWB and Jo-Ann Sundermeier, Principal Dancer, RWB
Host: Amy Simoes, Multimedia Communications Coordinator, RWB

Sunday, Oct 4, 1:35-1:50pm
Guest: Dr. Michelle Faubert, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Host: Shannon Cuciz, Global News Winnipeg


We welcome these special musical guests pre-show and during intermission on the Piano Nobile.

Thursday, Oct 1
Pre-show (6:45-6:55pm): Holly Ruth, Vocal & Piano
Intermission (8:20-8:30pm): Holly Ruth, Vocal & Piano

Friday, Oct 2
Intermission (8:20-8:30pm): Tammy Schroeder & Jason Dyck, Vocal & Piano

Saturday, Oct 3
Intermission (8:20-8:30pm): Pardon Mein French, Vocals & Guitar

Sunday, Oct 4
Intermission (2:50-3:00pm): Tammy Schroeder & Jason Dyck, Vocals & Piano

Lead Casting

Subject to change without notice.

30th, 2nd, 4th: Jo-Ann Sundermeier
1st, 3rd: Yayoi Ban
Student Matinee: Alanna McAdie
30th, 2nd, 4th: Liang Xing
1st, 3rd: Dmitri Dovgoselets
Student Matinee: Ryan Vetter
All Performances: Evelyn Hart
All Performances: Steven Schipper, Artistic Director Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
30th, 1st, 2nd: Ray Hogg, Artistic Director of Rainbow Stage
3rd, 4th: Matthew Klippenstein
MYRTHA, Queen of the Wilis:
30th, 2nd, 4th: Sophia Lee
1st, 3rd: Sarah Davey
Student Matinee: Manami Tsubai

For full performance casting, click here.

RWB Company Dancers Yayoi Ban and Liang Xing, 2015
RWB Company Dancers Yayoi Ban and Liang Xing, 2015

The countdown is on to Giselle, Sept 30 - Oct 04, 2015. Experience the breathtaking journey of love, contrition and forgiveness with the next generation of dancers.