Editors Note: Boston Ballet’s current production is the perfect date night or girls night out. It runs through March 29th. Special thanks to contributors Diane Thies of Dollops of Diane and Nikki Amara Myers of Nikki Myers Photography for this review and the sneak peek on stage.

Boston Ballet Episodes Shades of Sound

On Thursday night, my friend Karin and I headed into Boston for opening night of Boston Ballet’s Shades of Sounds. We started off with wine and appetizers before heading to the theater. What better way to start a girls’ night out, right? I actually had no idea what to expect for the show since this was my first trip to the Ballet. The performances were entertaining, thought provoking, and all around beautiful.

Shades of Sound is composed of three different works of amazing music and alluring choreography featuring Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, George Balanchine’s Episodes, and Hans van Manen’s Black Cake. Each piece is unique and quite different from the last so you feel like you get to see three different shows in one.


Chroma left me wondering how the dancers could move and contort their bodies in such shapes and poses. Episodes reminded me of classical ballet with lots of balancing, gliding, and twirling. Black Cake provided comic relief with dancers gleefully enjoying a party atmosphere complete with a little too much champagne flowing! Each piece is also separated with an intermission. Part of the fun of live performances is always sharing your experiences with friends so I liked that we had time between the pieces to grab a glass of wine and chit chat.

Why not grab your girlfriends and head into the city for a nice night out at the Ballet? Or if you’re lucky enough to get a sitter, you could make a great date night out of it!

Shades of Sound will be at the Boston Opera House from March 19th through March 29th. Tickets on sale online at the Boston Ballet.



Photos Courtesy of Nikki Amara Myers of Nikki Myers Photography. Check out more of Nikki’s images from Shades of Sound in the slide show below.

Family Friendly Boston was provided with complimentary access to both a rehearsal and an opening night performance to facilitate this review.