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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Caroline Dougherty and Enrico Hipolito perform the roles of Katrina Van Tassel and Ichabod Crane in the 2014 production of Alan Hineline’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Dancers with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will take on William Shakespeare for their latest challenge.

There will be three performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg. Performances will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased online through the Whitaker Center at www.whitakercenter.org, and cost between $25 to $43, depending on seating.

There will be quite a few dancers involved in the production given the sheer number of characters and scale of the show. From fairy royalty to unwitting humans, magic goes awry in the comedy for its sets of lovers.

According to CPYB’s director of artistic programming, Alan Hineline, it’s a work that will stretch the abilities of the school’s students.

“You see a huge range of emotions (in ‘Midsummer’),” he said in a news release. “You have comedy. You have darkness. You have anguish. You have great love. You have heartbreak. It’s a story that is easily relatable.”

For more information and a character breakdown for the show, visit www.cpyb.org.

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