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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo blends ballet, comedy and drag at the Ordway

The unique ballet company will play The Ordway on March 11.

Billed as “the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company,” Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is coming to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul.

Founded in 1974, the Trocks, as they are known, artfully blend serious ballet skill, comedy, and drag performance to create a delightfully entertaining show.

The company is comprised of fourteen men who master traditionally male and female roles from famous ballets like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, then add a comedic touch to create a performance that appeals to ballet aficionados and neophytes alike.

The San Francisco Chronicle calls it “full of gratifying surprises” and “the funniest and most sophisticated act around.”

The Ordway show will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Get your tickets by clicking here.

A Skillful Marriage of Comedy and Dance

Critically acclaimed for 45 years, the Trocks prove that men can skillfully dance en pointe – and that ballet can be funny. Lauded as a "comic masterpiece" (The Seattle Times) with an “impressive display of pointe work” (The Times of London), Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is sure to delight.

The paradox of comedy and remarkable ballet skill makes for a truly unique and entertaining performance. 

Pre-show Extra and post-show mingle

Make a night of it and take advantage of The Ordway’s free events before and after the show.

At 6:30 p.m. before the performance, there will be a 30-minute Ordway Extra where you’ll hear speakers talk about the show and ballet.

After the show, join the artists for a post-show mingle in the Target Atrium. There will also be a cash bar. 

Four Decades of Award-Winning Performance

In its 40th Anniversary season, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo continues to delight and impress.

The company has toured across North America and performed around the world, including in Serbia, Japan, Germany, Thailand, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, the UK, and China.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has received international awards including the prestigious Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards for best classical repertoire (2007, UK) , the Theatrical Managers Award (2006, UK), and the Positano Award for excellence in dance (2007, Italy).

Where to get tickets

Tickets prices range from $39 to $69 and can be purchased through the Ordway’s website or at the Ordway Box Office at 345 Washington Street in St. Paul.

Click here for more information and to get your tickets.

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