Program Four: Don Quixote

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Miami City Ballet’s acclaimed production of Don Quixote returns! This beloved classic is a sweeping Spanish-flavored tale full of comedy, romance, irresistible live music and the extraordinary MCB dancers performing swashbuckling feats with daredevil flair.

Taking inspiration from Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza ride into town, searching for adventure. They meet the sassy, charming innkeeper’s daughter, Kitri. The Don becomes her gladiator, helping Kitri to outwit her father and marry her love – the charismatic but penniless barber, Basilio. The story unfolds in a whirl of castanets clicking, ruffled skirts swirling, toreadors strutting, street dancers cavorting plus colorful flower girls, a troop of gypsies and more.

Don Quixote is famous for Kitri and Basilio’s sparkling pas de deux, the humorous cast of characters, stunning sets and a beautiful dreamscape scene. It’s also classical dancing at its most exquisite – and demanding. The leaps! The cape-whipping! The bravura! Perfect for all ages, this unforgettable stage spectacle is pure fun.

“Who couldn’t use a little romance, especially when accompanied by explosive jumps, fiery turns, fabulous costumes and a big dose of happiness.” Palm Beach Post

“It’s hard to tame the adventure that is Miami City Ballet’s Don Quixote.” Miami New Times


Marius Petipa
Ludwig Minkus


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Download The Story of Don Quixote

Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza ride into town, searching for adventure… Click here to read more.

Download a Coloring Activity
Share your love of Don Quixote with our downloadable coloring page! Color in your very own Mercedes and Espada, then share your creation with us via @miamicityballet. Click here to download. 


Win a Spanish Flavored Prize Pack


Order your Don Quixote tickets before Wed, Mar 11 at Kravis Center and before Sun, Apr 5 at Arsht and Broward Center and pay no service fee (save 12%), plus go in the draw to win a themed prize pack valued at over $300 including:

  • A pair of pointe shoes signed by an MCB dancer
  • Framed art print of Pablo Picasso sketch, Don Quixote c.1955
  • Don Quixote by Cervantes, a Penguin classics hardcover
  • Quichotte: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
  • DVD of The Man who Killed Don Quixote starring Adam Driver
  • Williams Sonoma sangria roja cocktail mix
  • Williams Sonoma paella pan and gift set
  • A black lace Spanish flamenco hand fan

Use promo code NOFEEDQ. Winner will be drawn by Wed Apr 8.

T&C’s: Prices can vary based on seats and dates, and are subject to availability and change. Offer available for a limited time only, ends midnight Wed Mar 11 2020 for Kravis Center and Sun Apr 5 2020 for Arsht Center and Broward Center, unless sold out earlier. Offer valid on all performances at Arsht Center, Broward Center and Kravis Center. Available to book by phone or online through Miami City Ballet only. Enter ‘NoFeeDQ’ in the promo code field when prompted during the online purchase process to waive the service fee and enter for a chance to win the Spanish themed prize pack. Winner will be drawn by Wed Apr 8. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is not valid on prior purchases. Sales are final, no refunds. Book soon to avoid disappointment.

Photo: Reyneris Reyes and MCB dancers in Don Quixote. Photo © Daniel Azoulay.

Miami City Ballet in the Palm Beaches is generously sponsored in part by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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