The Bolshoi Ballet’s 2016-2017 season of dance performances broadcast in high definition from Moscow continues with “The Bright Stream” Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

In the story of “The Bright Stream,” it is harvest festival time. A visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend, Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening.

Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Dmitri Shostakovich’s score at the Bolshoi, creating a comedic masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, colorful characters and false identities. The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky’s brilliantly choreographed smash, captured live on April 29, 2012.

“The Bright Stream” suns two and a half hours. Tickets are $15, $10 for those younger than 19 and for college students with ID, available at the box office or by calling 594-0070, ext. 3.  For more information about all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, call; visit; or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or