Even as it streams through a sound system in one of Ballet Austin’s studios, Mendelssohn’s music for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” sounds undeniably romantic and playful.
At a recent rehearsal for the balletic version of the Shakespearean comedy — artistic director Stephen Mills’s cunning interpretation of the Bard’s ethereal tale — it’s time to practice the playfulness.
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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
When: 8 p.m. Sept. 13-14, 3 p.m. Sept. 15
Where: Dell Hall, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
Information: 512-476-2163, www.balletaustin.org