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Ballet West held its final dress rehearsal Thursday for its production of choreographer John Cranko's famed version of "Romeo and Juliet," which opens Friday in time for Valentine's Day. Set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, the ballet features lavish sets, a full orchestra, sword fighting and a cast of more than 75, one of the company's largest productions.

When • Feb. 12-13 and 18-20, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14 and 17, 7 p.m.; with 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 13-14 and 20

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20-$97; or 801-869-6920

Warm Ups • Members of the artistic staff host discussions one hour before each performance. Get information on the evening's program including background on the ballet, choreographer and other behind-the-scenes facts. Included with admission.

By the numbers

Here are a few more stats, according to Ballet West, from the lavish production:

6 • Number of mandolins that will be used in the 50-piece orchestra to add an Italianate sound.

1,903 • Number of miles the rented set traveled from its home with The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto.

5 • Number of semi-trucks needed to transport the sets, props and costumes to Salt Lake City.

250 • Number of costumes, including several changes for Juliet, the Duke and Mercutio.

14 • Number of swords that will be used; the company brought in a stage combat expert to instruct dancers on how to safely use the implements.

100-plus • Pieces of prop fruit and vegetables used for a marketplace fight scene.