First State Ballet Theatre announced its production schedule for the 2017-18 season.

The theatre will present “Giselle,” a transcendent love story that follows an innocent village girl transformed into a tender spirit after dying of a broken heart, Oct. 21-22.

The theater will present “Up Front With FBST” on Nov. 17-18. Performed in Studio 1 at the Baby Grand, “Up Front” gives audiences the chance to experience the dancing in an intimate setting. The program includes highlights from the classical repertoire and new contemporary work.

The theater will present “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 22-23. Young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a kingdom populated by dolls.

The theater will present a “Twin Bill: Paquita and The Young Lady and The Hooligan” on Feb. 17-18, 2018. The Grand Pas Classique from “Paquita” blends Spanish flair with classicism to create the ballet. “The Young Lady and The Hooligan” is based on Vladimir Mayakovsky’s 1918 film about a street criminal transformed through his love of a young teacher.

The theater will present “Romeo and Juliet” on April 13-15, 2018, a world premiere created by choreographer and frequent FSBT collaborator Viktor Plotnikov.

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