Columbia City Ballet to perform in Sumter



If you love a good story with a happy ending, make sure to mark your calendar for 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Columbia City Ballet will be performing the time-honored masterpiece "The Sleeping Beauty" at Patriot Hall. The third annual collaboration with the South Carolina Philharmonic features the Tchaikovsky score conducted by Morihiko Nakahara. Staged and choreographed by Columbia City Ballet Artistic Director William Starrett, the performance was first produced by Columbia City Ballet in 1967, and this production marks the 12th time the company has staged this tale. Tickets for the Sumter performance can be purchased at