A Midsummer Night's Dream

May 26-27, 2023

Diablo Ballet closes its 2022-23 Season with the world premiere of a new ballet by Julia Adam, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

All performances will be offered in person with a digital option as well.  For the Lesher Center for the Arts main ticketing page, click here.  Early bird pricing for both our in-theatre and virtual performances is available through May 3, 2023.

In-theatre performances will be performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts in the Hofmann Theatre May 26 – 27, 2023.

Virtual performances will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing June 2 – 11, 2023. By purchasing a household ticket, you can watch the performance as many times as you like, whenever you like within those 10 days.

Senior communities – please contact dan@diabloballet.org for assistance with your tickets.

The performance is 1 hour and 35 mins with one 20 minute intermission. For the full playbill, click here.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Choreography: Julia Adam

In May, the 29th season will conclude with a brand-new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Julia Adam based on Shakespeare’s charming story of a world where humans encounter the realm of magic. With lush costumes and sets, the ballet will be set to Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful score and will include students from Diablo Ballet School.


Music: Antonio Vivaldi
Choreography: Stanton Welch

An encore presentation of the sweeping contemporary ballet set to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Orange is danced by three couples and choreographed by Australian choreographer Stanton Welch who is the Artistic Director at Houston Ballet.

Such Longing

Music: Chopin Mazurka Opus 17, no 7 and Nocturne Opus 27, no 2
Choreography: Sir Richard Alston

Diablo Ballet will premiere British choreographer Sir Richard Alston’s Such Longing. Set to the music of Chopin’s Mazurka Opus 17, no 7 and Nocturne Opus 27, no 2, the dance work portrays Chopin as a young man in Paris, in exile from Poland. The ballet premiered in February of 2005 with the Richard Alston Dance Company and was later restaged for New York Theatre Ballet.


Music: Cavatina by Joseph Joachim Raff
Choreography: Sally Streets

Also on the program is the romantic duet from Encores choreographed by Diablo Ballet’s Artistic Advisor, Sally Streets. The full ballet was originally created for the company in 1996.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream performs May 26-27 at the Lesher Center for the Arts. 
The performance will be at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. See directions


The virtual presentation will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing Friday, June 2, 2023 at 9:00 am PST through Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 9:00 pm PST. One ticket per household.  Tickets can be purchased through Sunday, June 11 at 7:00 pm PST.