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The Joffrey Ballet returns to Los Angeles with a stunning take on the perennial classic, Romeo & Juliet. Much more than the archetypal tragic story of forbidden love, this reimagined tale takes place amid the tumult of 20th century Italian politics and sets Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers against a backdrop of politics and war.

The ballet begins in Mussolini-era 1930s Italy and spans three decades of political strife, illustrating that generations of families can be affected by the decisions of their forefathers—a lesson especially relevant to modern audiences. The Joffrey Ballet’s magnificent dancers are propelled by Sergei Prokofiev’s lushly dramatic 1935 score and the strikingly modern costumes of Tatyana Van Walsum.

Surrender to Krzysztof Pastor’s critically-acclaimed retelling of Shakespeare’s iconic tale for modern times. Blurring the lines of dance and violence, this is impossible love at its most defiant.



Indulge your senses in a culinary journey with Impresario, the latest pre-show dining experience designed to accompany all performances in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Tantalize your taste buds with an expansive dinner buffet with a carving station and a delectable menu before being swept away by an exquisite DANCE performance presented by Glorya Kaufman at The Music Center.

Impresario is located on the fifth floor of the historic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and boasts unparalleled views of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains. The experience encompasses dinner, dessert and coffee provided by Patina Restaurant Group. Wine and cocktails will also be available to pair with your pre-performance culinary voyage.

The Impresario entrance is located through the gold doors located just north of Kendall’s Brasserie on Grand Street.

Restaurant seating will begin 2 hours before the performance. For more information, please call (213) 972-8004.* 

Click here to view the menu and make a reservation

*Performance tickets to Glorya Kaufman presents DANCE at The Music Center are sold separately. 

Romeo & Juliet

  March 9 | 7:30 p.m.
March 11  | 2:00 p.m.
March 17  | 2:00 p.m.
March 17  | 7:30 p.m.

The Music Center's
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion