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hotel at the end of the universe

Grab your portal key for a joyride to the HOTEL AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE! Originally performed in 2019, this original 2-act ballet is about a life-altering journey to a one-of-a-kind time-traveling hotel balanced at the edge of the Universe!


As a guest of this unique hotel, you'll join three spunky bellhops on a wild joyride through time and space. Hopscotching across the Universe, you will visit Chicago in the 20s, Paris in the 40s, Renaissance Italy and so much more. The vast Universe has surprises in store for the Hotel - and for the bellhops! Flung far into the future and facing an alien attack, they'll need to look deep within themselves to find a way out. Can they do it on their own? Whether you’re a fan of dance or science fiction – visit this time- traveling hotel now or soon it will be gone!

Dancers dressed in 1920s flapper costume
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Presented by LPBC since 2017, “Sweet Sorrow, A Zombie Ballet,” was created by Artistic Director Leigh Purtill for those who have a dark romantic soul and an intense desire to experience the underworld. It was inspired by a novel Leigh wrote as a sequel to Shakespeare's “Romeo & Juliet.”


Sweet Sorrow, A Zombie Ballet, will take you back to the funeral of Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers, and tell you the rest of the story. You’ll follow Juliet’s cousin Rosaline through the underworld, as she encounters lost souls, spiders, zombies, werewolves, and a mighty Raven Queen, in her quest to bring back her dear cousin and perhaps also a part of herself she never knew.  Experience the darkness, the magic, the madness, and the romance of Sweet Sorrow, A Zombie Ballet!

‘Sweet Sorrow’ is hypnotic and captivating. The kind of scary that I love. I was smiling the whole time.

- Fred Armisen



It’s the year 1885 and The Circus of Worldly Wonders is coming to town by steam engine. Mechanical swans, mesmerizing mermaids, hypnotic magicians and daring tightrope walkers will capture the hearts of all who are curious - and brave! - enough to attend.


This circus mechanique has something for everyone: from the sophisticated society crowd to the rascally rogues. Absolutely everyone will be there and you won’t want to miss it!

On June 13, 2021 the company presented a virtual 40-minute preview of this original full-length ballet debuting in 2022. The one-night only fundraising event included a LIVE performance in addition to pre-recorded original work featuring company members from across the country and around the world. More than 200 guests attended the 2021 Circus of Worldly Wonders preview.

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