Freddie - Break Free by Karin Rice

Freddie - Break Free

Ballet Co.Laboratory
$25 - $75
Ticket Prices: 
Adult: $39
Student/Senior: $33
VIP: $75
Virtual Performance (Household): $25

The stage is set for Ballet Co.Laboratory's world premiere of Freddie - Break Free, a contemporary rock ballet exploring the life of rock-n-roll's ultimate showman, Freddie Mercury. 

Journey through the highs and lows of Freddie's life with a cast of 20 dancers and live on-stage music by Queen tribute band, Ready Freddie. Experience a blurring of boundaries, a taste of artistic collaboration, and, in the words of Freddie, a "theatrical event."

“As a company, we deeply resonate with Freddie and the music of Queen, especially since our mission is to break down barriers found within our art form to challenge the stereotypes and culture of ballet,” shares Artistic Director Zoé Henrot.

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A note on safety:
While we are offering virtual options for all productions this season, we want you to know that safety is our priority for those joining us in-person. To keep our audiences, the performers, and staff safe:

  • Seating capacity will be limited and socially distanced in the Goodale Theatre.
  • Masks will be required at all times within The Cowles Center.
  • High touch surfaces will be disinfected before, after, and during performances.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be available for use.
  • Signage and queue lines will help guide visitors through the building. 
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of any illness, we respectfully ask that you please stay home. 

About the company:
Ballet Co.Laboratory (BCL) is a professional ballet company and school located in St. Paul, Minnesota that honors the roots of classical ballet while making strides to break down barriers found in the art form. BCL collaborates with the community in new and surprising ways to challenge the stereotypes and culture of ballet – helping to evolve the artform forward. Established in 2018, BCL company dancers and students move beyond the mirror to bring transformative, illuminating, and accessible dance experiences out into the community.

Ready Freddie is a Queen Tribute Band based in Minneapolis. They strive to bring the raw, celebratory energy of a live Queen show to every performance.

Image Credit: Freddie - Break Free by Karin Rice


Apr 08
Thu @ 7:30pm
Apr 09
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 10
Sat @ 7:30pm
Apr 11
Sun @ 2:00pm