The Spring Ballet

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Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s 29th annual performance season will continue with a fun fairytale ballet:

Alice in Wonderland

 

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Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet each spring, and this year’s production of “Alice in Wonderland,” is sure to delight audiences of all ages!

You’ll watch curious young Alice’s adventures with mischievous and comical characters such as the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Duchess, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Caterpillar, the dancing roses, swirling cards, and the Queen of Hearts.

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Performances:

Sat. March 17 – 12pm* & 4pm

Sun. March 18 – 12pm & 4pm*

*Special post-performance “cast chat” for children of all ages  will be held after  select performances.

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Each spring, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet or mixed repertory production to the community. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has produced dozens of enchanting ballets, including fairy tales such as Cinderella, ballet classics like Coppelia, short stories like Peter and the Wolf, and other delightful originals such as Snow White and Thumbelina, using the music of the famous classical composers. In March 2016, MBT produced its first completely original ballet, Becoming Sugar Plum, the story of how the Sugar Plum Fairy came to be, complete with an original score from composer Alexandra T Bryant, choreography from Elizabeth Odell Catlett and Katerina Rodgaard, and lighting from Lynn Joslin. Ms. Catlett and Heather Katz wrote the accompanying childrens storybook.

For mixed repertory productions, local choreographers also get the chance to have their works debuted in a professional setting by MBT dancers. Vanessa Carmichael-Elder (from Teatro De Danza Contemporanea), Nicole Y.M. McBrayer (from Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance) and Derrick Spear (from Washington Reflections Dance Company) have all choreographed works for MBT over the past  years. These choreographers bring different dance styles to MBT, challenging the dancers to move beyond what is normally taught in class and wowing audiences with their diversity, innovation and creativity.

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  • Performances are held at 12pm and 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • The 12pm performance on Saturday and 4pm performance on Sunday each include a “cast chat” where Girl Scouts and other students may stay after the production for a short chat with the cast. Please see our Girl Scouts Outreach page for more information.
  • All seats are general admission.
  • Lobby opens one hour prior to performance time; house opens 30 minutes prior to performance time.

Performance Location:

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College
51 Manakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Ticket Prices:

$18 for groups of 10+ in advance
$19 for seniors/students/children in advance
$23 for adult tickets in advance
$26 for all tickets at the door (if available)

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Attention Girl Scouts! Work toward your arts and dance patches by attending one of our special Girl Scout performances. Click here for more info.

Join us for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to see a short preview performance, and meet the characters from Alice in Wonderland before the full-length ballet is performed the following weekend!


MBT hosts a Tea Party in our studio for young dancers to meet some of the characters from our Spring production and see small previews of the performance!

Wear your favorite Alice in Wonderland costume, and meet the characters from MBT’s Alice in Wonderland!
March 11: seatings at 10am, 12pm, 2pm

Enjoy a mini-performance, sweet treat, craft, and meet the performers!

$20 per child; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Age appropriate age 3-7.

Each sitting will last approximately 60-75 minutes.

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