The Spring Ballet – Thumbelina

The Spring Ballet – Thumbelina2018-10-08T22:25:11+00:00

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Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s 30th Anniversary performance season will continue with a fun fairytale ballet, Thumbelina, which will be presented along with an original work to celebrate MBT’s 30th Anniversary!

 

Tickets available here January 2019

  

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet each spring, and this year’s 30th Anniversary Season spring production is sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Come to see Thumbelina’s adventures as she is captivated by the forest and its beautiful flowers. You’ll meet the friendly roses, the mysterious and wicked Mrs.  Toad and her son, the helpful butterfly and fish, the dancing beetles, the old mouse, and the mole. As Thumbelina wanders into the Land of the Fairies, she’ll find her Prince!

Thumbelina will be presented along with a very special, original work, in celebration of MBT’s 30th Anniversary. This is not a performance to be missed!

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Performances:

Sat. March 16 – 12pm & 4pm*

Sun. March 17 – 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 4pm 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:

$19 for groups of 10+ in advance
$24 for seniors/students/children in advance
$28 for adult tickets in advance
$27/$31 for tickets at the door (if available)

Tickets available here January 2019

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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 Thumbelina’s Tea Party to meet the characters from Thumbelina 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 fairytale or ballet costume, and meet the characters from MBT’s Thumbelina!
March 10: seatings at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Enjoy a fun ballet class and mini-performance with the characters from the ballet, 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.

Tea Party tickets available here Jan. 2019

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Please click here for information about how to sponsor MBT’s programming or advertise in the playbills for MBT’s performance season, which includes The Nutcracker, The Nutcracker Suite, a Spring Ballet, and our Gala. For additional sponsorship and recognition opportunities, please click here.