The Royal Ballet is coming to the U.S. in July of 2019. So far we know that the company will be at the L.A. Music Center from July 5-7 with – trumpets, puleeezze! – MAYERLING! Hopefully they'll send MacMillan's masterpiece eastward, too. After all, L.A. isn't the only big city in this country that can't get enough drugs, guns and illicit sex.
Mayerling. If we wish for it, it will come...
[Ray. People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa L.A. for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your the L.A. Music Center's door as innocent as children, longing for the past. "Of course, we won't mind if you look around", you'll say. "It's only $20 $200 per person". They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it, for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers into the theater; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect July afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines in the orchestra level, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game Mayerling and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces.]
[The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball ballet. American Ballet Theatre has been rolled over by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball the Royal Ballet has marked the time. This field company, this game ballet; it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. Oh…people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.]