’30s glitz and glam in ZarYevka Ballet original

Thief! on 42nd Street offers "Swing dancing, dime-store P.I. novels, glamour, red lipstick and sequence on everything.”

Capri Aspe and Jeffrey Theriault star in ZarYevka Ballet's production of Thief! on 42nd Street, playing at the Metro Studio Aug. 3-5.

What do ballet and Benny Goodman have in common? They’re both featured in emerging local dance company ZarYevka Ballet’s upcoming production Thief! On 42nd Street, playing Aug. 3-5 at the Metro Theatre.

Inspired by the glitz and glam of ‘30s detective novels, Thief! is the first full length ballet written by producer and dancer Capri Aspe, founder of ZarYevka. At just 27 years old, and with less than 10 years dancing experience, Aspe is an ambitious young dancer who isn’t afraid to dream big.

“It’s has everything you’d expect when you think of the ‘30s,” says Aspe. “Swing dancing, dime-store P.I. novels, glamour, red lipstick and sequence on everything.”

Aspe wrote and choreographed the family friendly story, which follows private investigator Sid Saltovsky as he searches for an opera diva’s stolen wig in New York City.

With a cast of 13 dancers, including two guests from Red Hot Swing, Thief! promises to be glamorous and gritty dance extravaganza.

Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets $15/20/25 at 250-590-6291 or ticketrocket.org. M

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